Former Speaker Jim Black's wife dies

Mutiple sources confirm the wife of former House Speaker Jim Black passed away today.

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Laura Leslie

Sad news today: multiple sources confirm Betty Black, wife of former NC House Speaker Jim Black, passed away this morning. Mrs. Black had suffered from ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. 

Black was released from federal prison in October 2010 after serving more than three years for public corruption. 


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