RALEIGH — The new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat — required because last year’s contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative’s ballot collection efforts — is expected to cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, the State Board of Elections said Friday.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.

RALEIGH — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina’s flagship university.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Trump administration is once again calling for the elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.