North Carolina legislators are working toward completing their annual session, one dominated by COVID-19 and efforts to overturn Gov. Roy Cooper’s orders keeping businesses closed during the pandemic. The state House and Senate negotiated and voted on bills throughout Thursday, with a goal of finishing later in the day. It wasn’t settled whether Republicans leading the General Assembly want to return later in the year. Most of the session’s headlines centered around partisan fights over the Democratic governor’s directives keeping gyms, bars and entertainment venues closed. The session also saw consensus on COVID-19 relief funding, absentee balloting and transportation agency changes.