Former NC Klan and militia leader charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

In North Carolina in the mid-1980s, Glenn Miller was a name you heard often in stories about Ku Klux Klan and militia activity in the state. After serving time on weapons charges and testifying against several other white supremacist groups, Miller dropped off the radar here.

Yesterday, he was charged with killing three people at a Kansas Jewish center on the eve of Passover… More


Major Duke shareholders say board members failed their duty over coal ash spill

Via Bloomberg, citing the February coal ash spill, major retirement funds in California and New York say Duke Energy’s board failed to meet its oversight obligation. Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) shareholders should vote against four board members for lapses that led to a February coal-ash spill that fouled a North Carolina River, the California Public […]

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Anti-vaccine movement on the rise in Buncombe County

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the percentage of kindergarteners in Buncombe County with religious exemptions from vaccination requirements has jumped to 4.22% for the current school year — five times the state average and well above the rate of surrounding counties… More

NC Supreme Court to review Racial Justice Act rulings

Two cases scheduled to be heard by the N.C. Supreme Court Monday morning may determine the fate of dozens of death row prisoners waiting to appeal their sentences under the now-defunct Racial Justice Act.

The law, which allowed inmates to have their sentences commuted to life without parole if they could prove race played a significant role in the decision to seek the death penalty, was repealed last summer… More

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About those vote fraud numbers

  One of the more charged moments in the recent flurry of legislative committee meetings ahead of the primary and the short session, was the … More

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