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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A departing North Carolina Democratic legislator is now a state parole board member. The state Senate received Sen. Angela Bryant's resignation letter Monday, the same day Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced appointing Bryant to the state Post-Release Supervision & Parole Commission. Democratic activists will now choose someone to fill the rest of her two-year term.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Democratic legislators are pushing gun sales and possession as "common-sense" ideas Republicans elsewhere already support. Some House and Senate members held a news conference Monday to unveil ideas they'd like to see their colleagues approve later this spring. They're also seeking more funding for school psychologists and counselors.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina police say a bail bondsman shot at a suspect he and others were trying to take the man into custody at a shopping mall. Winston-Salem police say bondsmen approached the vehicle of 29-year-old Nathan Artillery Taylor in the parking lot of Hanes Mall on Saturday. Authorities say he drove erratically to elude arrest, and one of the bondsmen shot at Taylor, who kept moving and crashed into two other cars before he fled on foot.

BELVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials in a North Carolina town are rejecting the trend of allowing alligator hunting inside town limits. Leaders in the Brunswick County town of Belville have passed a resolution which rejects the option to allow hunting. Officials said they were concerned that hunting female alligators could lead to a decline in the overall gator population.

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