NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senators from Tennessee are opposing part of President Donald Trump's government reorganization plan that revisits possibly selling the transmission assets of the nation's largest public utility. Sen. Lamar Alexander called the Tennessee Valley Authority sell-off a "looney idea" Thursday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Republicans have been thwarted by veto and federal judges this decade to require photo identification to vote, but now they're hoping to cement the mandate by amending the state constitution. A House committee voted Thursday along party lines for a measure that would ask voters this November to enshrine this voter ID photo requirement in the state constitution. The bill's next stop is the House floor in the final days of this year's legislative session.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Work is underway to repave a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a spokeswoman says motorists can expect lane closures and traffic delays. Spokeswoman Leesa Brandon says the effort involves a "pavement preservation" project between Mileposts 393 and Milepost 413. The total project involves more than 65 miles of the parkway between Milepost 359 to the road's terminus at Milepost 469 in Cherokee.
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) - Police say workers at a North Carolina condominium complex found a man dead in a beach chair. Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey says employees at The Dunes Club were setting up for the day Thursday and saw the man in the chair. Harvey said when the workers approached the man to ask him to move, they discovered 50-year-old Howard James of Maryland was dead.
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