The North Carolina NAACP has filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections over a misleading TV ad put out by Senate Leader Phil Berger’s campaign committee. The ad touts the state’s new voter ID law, but makes no mention of the fact that the requirement does not go into effect until 2016…
Despite the fact that the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has curbed plans to test for shale rock–which contains the natural gas deposits targeted by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”–in Western North Carolina, the Mountain Xpress estimated that around 560 people showed up at the fourth and final public hearing held September 12 on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee…
In a decision that could have broad implications for Moral Monday arrestees, Wake County Superior Court judge Donald Stephens has ruled that the constitutional rights of a Moral Monday protester were violated when he was arrested at a June 2013 protest.
When lawyers Mike Unti and Sharon Smith took up the case of Norfolk “Fuzzy” Best, a death row inmate in Columbus County, they uncovered crucial evidence that was not given to Best’s lawyers at the time of his 1993 trial.
The lawyers say the withheld evidence changes the timeline of the murder, eliminating Best as the killer. Additionally, police documents show that a different suspect, Ricky Winford, bragged that he had committed the crime…
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The Koch brothers-funded advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is planning a series of anti-Hagan "Call Out Kay" rallies in more than a dozen cities … More
Two polls released Monday show Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan widening her lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. These results echo a number of … More
The Moral Monday movement is heading to Wilmington for a March to the Polls rally on Monday, Sept. 15th. The rally is the fifth in a series of … More
North Carolina law enforcement agencies have lost access for up to a year to a controversial federal military surplus program that provides free … More
In an interview with Politico published Monday, House Speaker Thom Tillis dismissed criticism that he addressed Sen. Kay Hagan in a condescending … More
When House Speaker Thom Tillis was asked during last week's U.S. Senate debate whether or not he agreed with the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby … More