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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - House members erupted into cheers and gave hugs as lawmakers wrapped up their work for the two-year session. The Senate is expected to follow soon. House Speaker Thom Tillis says a lot was accomplished this year but suggested it's possible Gov. Pat McCrory could call lawmakers back to consider other economic incentives

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion. The EEOC says Food Lion fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion. The EEOC is seeking back pay, and compensatory and punitive damages.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by state electric power regulators allowing a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. The increase affects customers in much of eastern North Carolina and in Asheville.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Hundreds of people showed up for a public meeting in Raleigh on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Nearly 400 people filled an auditorium at North Carolina State University. Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law clearing the way for fracking permits as soon as spring.

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