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

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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Common Core curriculum standards will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by the governor. Gov. McCrory says the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them. North Carolina is now one of five states that have changed or removed the Common Core standards.

(AP) - Historically black colleges and universities have played a key role in educating young African-Americans. But HBCUs have struggled to remain open due to declining enrollment and funding. An expert on historically black colleges says such schools remain important, serving many students who otherwise might not go to college.

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters at the hurricane center in Miami say a tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days. The depression is centered about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west at about 18 mph.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An information technology consulting company from in New Jersey plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years. Spectra Growth hopes to serve the city's big banks. It will save up to $3 million tax breaks over 12 years if it meets job and investment projections.

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