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ROCKINGHAM — When candidates file for political office, one of the questions they’re asked is if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s print newspaper is appealing contempt charges against two of its journalists.

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Friday, 02 July 2021 10:30

U.S. Supreme Court backs donor privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court backed donor privacy in a decision released Thursday, July 1.  The closely watched ruling was based on a case from California in which the state's then-Attorney General Kamala Harris tried to require nonprofit organizations to disclose the identities of donors by requiring them to file an unredacted “Schedule B” with their taxes, which would reveal the identities of anyone giving $5,000 or more in money or goods.

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 22:36

OPINION: Breaking a broken rule

During her 1927 obscenity trial, the judge reportedly asked Mae West if she was "trying to show contempt for this court?”

West infamously quipped, "I was trying my best to conceal it."

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ROCKINGHAM —  Two local journalists have been charged with contempt of court for reportedly violating a standing judicial order barring recording devices.

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When a man gets caught driving 94 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone, few of us would expect his court case to attract much attention.

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RALEIGH — The judge in the ongoing Leandro school funding case has signed an order that attempts to compel the General Assembly to fund the components of the Comprehensive Remedial Plan agreed to by both the defendants and plaintiffs in the case last year.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit against owners of an Orange County quarry. Chief Justice Paul Newby’s opinion in the case focuses attention on the fundamental importance of the right to petition government.

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DURHAM — A Durham County Superior Court judge has dismissed a New Bern eye surgeon’s lawsuit challenging the state’s certificate-of-need law.

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The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes something like this: “Releasing the video may harm an ongoing investigation.”

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