In a story Nov. 4 about the death of former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Coble won his initial 1984 congressional race by 79 votes. Coble won in 1984 by about 2,700 votes, according to election results. The 79-vote margin occurred in 1986.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Former US Rep. Coble dies at age 84, served for 30 years
Howard Coble, longest-serving Republican US House member in North Carolina history, dies at 84
By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, whose penchant for old-time politicking, humor and courtesy parlayed him into becoming the longest-serving...