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Moral Monday’ protesters now challenging court fees
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
RALEIGH — Two people arrested while demonstrating against GOP policies last year in the North Carolina Legislative Building are using the appeal of their trespassing convictions to challenge court fees their lawyer argues are unconstitutional. The attorney for Carol Anderson and Dale Herman filed a motion Monday in Wake County Superior Court urging a
 
Redistricting expert: No ‘racial targeting’ in map fixes
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
RALEIGH — The expert who federal judges asked to redraw some North Carolina House and Senate district lines defended his final recommendations last week, rejecting Republican arguments that he created boundaries with racial population quotas and helped Democrats. Stanford University law professor Nathaniel Persily released his proposal, which altered
 
Judges all but muzzled in complaints against lawmakers
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Judges are considered to be in command of their courtrooms. But when state legislators pass laws attacking them — shortening their terms, shrinking the appellate court — judges are no longer in charge and have few ways to defend themselves. “The legislature is saying to judges, we can redraw your districts, we can redraw your division, we
 
NC officials take over mental health agency
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
RALEIGH — North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of “serious financial mismanagement” by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay. Citing state law, the Department of Health and Human Services announced control
 

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Cool John Ferguson

Time: 8:30 p.m. Cool John Ferguson will perform

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Clothes Closet/Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church

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Benefit Concert

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. A holiday gospel benefit

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Moral Monday’ protesters now challenging court fees

RALEIGH — Two people arrested while demonstrating against GOP policies last year in the

JCSU testing new device for concussion research

CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith athletic training staff is using a new technology to help

‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential