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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina sheriff has arrested more protesters in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue. Durham County deputies took two people away in handcuffs Wednesday after they attended a court hearing for another demonstrator who was arrested the previous day.

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A county commissioner who once ran for North Carolina governor will fill a legislative seat vacated when a Republican senator joined a state board. Republican activists from Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties chose Davie commissioner Dan Barrett on Tuesday to succeed former Sen. Andrew Brock. Barrett beat two other candidates and will serve the remainder of Brock's term through 2018.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A Virginia man has been convicted of killing a man at a North Carolina motel nearly three years ago. Twenty-eight-year-old Craig Hairston of Danville, Virginia, was convicted Monday in Greensboro and sentenced to life in prison. Hairston was convicted of killing 32-year-old Kevin Millner at a motel in 2014.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say a carjacking suspect may have drowned while running from officers toward a creek. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Major Gerald Smith tells local news outlets that Monday evening the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a bar before the suspects drove off with the pickup truck.

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