- Associated Press - Thursday, May 11, 2017

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - The mayor of a North Carolina city has been found dead at his home.

Hickory City Manager Warren Wood said in a news release that police found Mayor Rudy Wright dead at his home around 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

Wood said in the release that while police are investigating the mayor’s death, there are no indications of suspicious circumstances.

Wright had served as the city’s mayor since 2001.

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