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Those who want North Carolina to throw billions of additional taxpayer dollars at public education like to talk about the state constitution. Yet they ignore a clear pillar of that constitution. It stands in the way of their objectives.

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ASHEVILLE — The Democrat-dominated Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wants to join the legal fight against North Carolina's new election maps.

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RALEIGH — Lawyers working for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will soon ask the state Supreme Court to jump back into the long-running Leandro school funding dispute.

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RALEIGH — State Rep. Ben Moss, R-Richmond, has been appointed to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee.

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RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis was named a “Defender of Public Safety” by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association for his support of law enforcement during the General Assembly’s 2021 session.

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RALEIGH — A Democrat-controlled N.C. Supreme Court could end up deciding the constitutionality of a $1.7-billion transfer ordered by the presiding judge in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

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Wednesday, 05 January 2022 16:32

McInnis appointed to joint legislative committees

RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis has been appointed co-chair of one committee and named to several others in the General Assembly.

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RALEIGH — State Controller Linda Combs is asking the N.C. Supreme Court not to step into the latest dispute involving the long-running Leandro school funding case. At stake is $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds.

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Some laws turn out to be unconstitutional. It’s usually up to the courts to make that determination.

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RALEIGH — Lawyers representing the state NAACP defend N.C. Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls in their latest filing at the state's high court. At the same time, the civil rights group repeats its call for clear standards that could lead to Republican justices' removal from a high-profile case.

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Ratliff's 27 points guide Lady…

SOUTHERN PINES — Unlike the last time the two teams met in early December, the Lady Raiders didn’t need overtime to defeat Pinecrest High School on Wednesday. Read more

Raiders edged late by Pinecres…

SOUTHERN PINES — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday. Read more

COVID cases remain relatively …

ROCKINGHAM — New COVID cases in Richmond County remain relatively low as the Omicron surge seems to be declining. Read more

Sandhills Center announces Feb…

WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of... Read more

Robinson raises $1.5 million f…

RALEIGH — With campaign finance reports coming later this month, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's campaign announced that he has raised more than $1.5 million. The donations come from... Read more

Earls on CNN Supreme Court sho…

RALEIGH — The Democratic frontrunner in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race and a sitting state Supreme Court justice both appear on a high-profile shortlist of candidates to replace U.S. Supreme... Read more

Raiders split with Lee County…

HAMLET — The Richmond Raider wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with two matches on its home mat on Tuesday. Read more

Montgomery County felon charge…

NORMAN — A convicted felon from Montgomery County currently on probation is in the Richmond County Jail after allegedly walking down the road waving a gun. Read more

OPINION: NC GOP’s judicial imp…

Impeachment. Like the snowflakes that flew last week in many parts of North Carolina, that word has been in the air in the state capital of late – darting here... Read more



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