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Right and left find common ground on ‘Second Chance’ legislation
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
More than 1,000 people descended on the state Legislative Building last week to lobby for the Second Chance Act, a bill they say will profoundly change the lives of those with criminal charges or convictions on their record. Senate Bill 562 would automatically expunge criminal charges that have been dismissed or disposed of as “not guilty”
 
House unveils North Carolina budget proposal
Friday, May 3, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina House Republicans rolled out their full proposed state government budget for the next two years Tuesday, providing additional funds to address school safety and student mental health and to give teachers pay raises. The GOP plan would spend $23.9 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1, which is 3% higher than current-year
 
NC panelists at congressional hearing: Restore the Voting Rights Act
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
It would take eight years to undo what an unconstitutionally-elected GOP super-majority did to voting rights in North Carolina in the past several years, the Rev. William Barber II testified before a House congressional committee last week. He and several other panelists criticized numerous “voter suppression” laws passed by the N.C. General
 
Female bondsman turns heads, fills hearts in N.C.
Monday, April 22, 2019
WILMINGTON — When Kiara Brewster steps out of her white Chevy Camaro and into the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, she’s greeted — more often than not — with confusion. With a petite frame, dark eyes that match her bronzed complexion, and meticulously-styled blonde hair, the 29-year-old shyly admits she’s a
 

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Big business and renaming a neighborhood

What if Google tried to rename your neighborhood? That happened to some Californians in spring

Martin Street prepares to celebrate 150 years

RALEIGH — In 1869, a determined group of black Christians recognized the need for a place

New candidate challenges Tillis’ seat

RALEIGH – State Senator Erica D. Smith and her supporters served notice to U.S. Sen. Thom