• North Carolina state Rep. Rena Turner to resign next week

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina House member has announced she's resigning next week, probably as the General Assembly continues working toward completing this year's legislative session.

    Republican Rep. Rena Turner of Iredell County wrote to Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore on Monday telling them that she would step down from her 84th House District seat on June 27.

    The 68-year-old Turner cited family considerations in her decision to leave the seat she's held since 2013. The former Clerk of Superior Court says she wants to spend more time with her family and grandchildren as they all spread out geographically.

    The decision means Republican activists in her district will choose someone to fill out her term through the end of 2020.

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