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Governor Cooper And AG Stein Withdraw From Voting Reform Case Up For U.S Supreme Court Review

February 21, 2017
Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have taken steps to withdraw the state’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court of State of North Carolina V. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP which challenge voting reforms law enacted in 2013. A Fourth…

Bills Would Make Local Elections Partisan

February 19, 2017
Non-partisan races would become partisan under a number of legislative proposals filed in the General Assembly. Some bills would have party designation down to local judges, town offices and school boards. There are also measures that would have voters elect members of the State Board of Education,…

SBI Raids Hoke County Offices

February 21, 2017
The Hoke County government building was raided by officers of the State Bureau of Investigation as they executed a search warrant. Hoke County Manager Letitia Edens told media outlets that investigators were looking into the time sheets of approximately five employees. Edens added an investigation…

Former Senator Fletcher Hartsell Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud And Filing False Tax Returns

February 17, 2017
WBTV reports that former North Carolina Senator Fletcher Hartsell has pleaded guilty to two fedeeral counts of filing false tax returns and one count of mail fraud. Hartsell has been accused of using campaign funds to pay personal expenses.The plea agreement was filed on Friday afternoon, five…

Cooper's Teacher Pay Proposal Will Cost Taxpayers $800 Million Over Two Years

February 20, 2017
Governor Roy Cooper wants to raise North Carolina salaries 5% raise this year and another 5% the next year. This raise will cost taxpayers more than $800 million over two years. Cooper’s proposal would bring average salaries to more than $52,000 in 2017-2018 and nearly $55,000 in…
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