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RALEIGH — Judicial races decided in the fall will have a significant impact on the future of North Carolina, but as is often the case, these races are mostly flying under the radar of voters. That’s doubly true for a handful of key primaries in judicial races to be decided May 17.

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For decades, veterans, their families, and civilian staff stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have sought justice for the unlawful exposure to toxic water. Due to an obscure North Carolina statute, those impacted have been denied the opportunity to seek justice via the judicial system. Proposed legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate would rectify this egregious breach of justice.

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Randy Weaver has passed away. Three decades ago, he was entrapped by an ATF agent. Federal agents subsequently killed his son and wife. The Justice Department denied that anyone’s rights were violated but still paid a multi-million dollar settlement for the Weaver family’s wrongful death lawsuit. 

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 13:03

Abortion law in N.C. after Roe

RALEIGH — After the well-publicized leak of a draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, it appears a majority of the court could overturn the current federal precedent — as laid out in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision is likely to be released in May or June.

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RALEIGH — Left-wing political activist the Rev. William Barber will not get his day at the N.C. Supreme Court. Justices at the state's highest court have turned down Barber's appeal of a 2019 conviction connected to a protest at the General Assembly.

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A few years ago, I reserved a room at the North Carolina Association of Educators Building in Raleigh for a large public luncheon. When our team arrived a half hour before the event to get set up, however, we encountered a troubling surprise.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued new orders blocking all activity in a lawsuit challenging the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program. That includes “burdensome” discovery targeting multiple private schools.

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RALEIGH — Democrats in North Carolina are mum on a major breach of decorum in the leak of a draft opinion in a major national abortion case at the U.S. Supreme Court, a violation of unprecedented magnitude.

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A draft opinion newly leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court could mean that the justices are poised to leave abortion law to individual states. The leak, first reported by Politico, dates back to February and indicates that the high court may be preparing to overturn or drastically curtail the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.

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OPINION: Governor’s office mus…

As most voters have shown they understand, Roy Cooper has been one of the best governors in modern North Carolina history. He’s a skilled lawyer, pragmatic politician, and a caring... Read more

N.C. Parents' Bill of Rights h…

RALEIGH — A “Parents' Bill of Rights” will get its first discussion in committee Wednesday morning in the N.C. Senate. Senate leaders in the N.C. General Assembly outlined the measure... Read more

Richmond County Sheriff's Offi…

ROCKINGHAM — Two men are charged with murder in connection to homicide last week in the Little Philadelphia community. Read more

Wallace becomes 8th RSHS stude…

ROCKINGHAM — Another student-athlete at Richmond Senior High School signed her letter of commitment on Tuesday. Read more

Hamlet Police charge 18-year-o…

HAMLET— A teen already facing robbery and attempted murder charges is accused in another recent robbery. Read more

Riggins shreds to win at Rocki…

ROCKINGHAM — Drew Riggins slid from the bottom of the bracket to popping the champagne cork after winning MB Drift’s first competitive round of 2022 Sunday, May 22 on Rockingham Speedway's infield... Read more

NCDHHS: Simple steps to practi…

RALEIGH — As North Carolinians start their summer voyages to beaches, lakes, rivers and pools this holiday weekend, officials at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offer... Read more

'Big John' Memorial bracket ch…

ROCKINGHAM — Many of the East Coast’s most successful bracket racers including Clinton’s Eric Aman, St. Pauls' Connor Caulder and Raeford’s Michael Spencer are expected to battle for the biggest... Read more

OPINION: Politics and the real…

"Failed gun legislation is the norm," reads the headline at Axios, "after mass shootings like Buffalo tragedy." Further down in the story, we read that an October 2017 mass shooting... Read more

- Richmond County Sheriff's Office charges 2 in Little Philadelphia murder - Hamlet Police charge 18-year-old in robbery - Riggins shreds to win at Rockingham Speedway for MB Drift's first comp of... Read more