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

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama will visit North Carolina next week to address the American Legion convention. White House Press Office says Obama will address the convention on Tuesday. In addition to the president, North Carolina Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr will also address the group.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators wearing red union shirts rallied at the North Carolina capitol to call for fair wages and workers' rights. Yesterday's rally kicked off seven days of demonstrations by the organizers of the "Moral Monday" protests. Organizers plan to focus on a different topic each day.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - State highway officials say construction of Interstate 77 toll lanes in the Charlotte area is scheduled to begin either next spring or summer. The new lanes are scheduled to open in four years. Officials spoke at three closed-door meetings to update elected officials and town staffs on the $650 million project.

SELMA, N.C. (AP) - Members of Selma's Town Council have decided against placing a ban on saggy pants. As a result, they will remain little more than an unpunishable fashion offense. The town attorney thought it might be unconstitutional. Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver says there are technical issues, such as where is a person's waist.

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