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One returns, one exits at General Assembly

Posted June 3, 2009 11:35 a.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2009 11:37 a.m. EDT

— More turnover is on tap in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenberg, expects to return to work Tuesday after a two-month absence.

Carney collapsed in her office April 2 from a cardiac arrest. A Carney aide said the representative plans to be on the floor for the afternoon session Tuesday.

Rep. Bonner Stiller plans to leave the Legislature effective June 15. He submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday to House Speaker Joe Hackney. Stiller, R-Brunswick, said he needs more time with his family and his law practice.