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Folwell retiring from state government post

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, November 24, 2015. Dale Folwell, a prominent Forsyth County appointee in the McCrory administration, said Tuesday he is stepping down from his Commerce Department duties on Dec. 1. Folwell has served since March 2013 as assistant secretary for the Division of Employment Security. His main responsibility has been resolving inefficiencies […]

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Speaker Moore: Nothing improper happened in prison contracts

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Beau Minnick,, November 20, 2015. House Speaker Tim Moore said he is confident “nothing improper happened” in contract talks between the McCrory administration and a Charlotte businessman with ties to McCrory. Moore, who took over as House Speaker after Thom Tillis was elected to the U.S. Senate, spoke to WNCN Friday in a […]

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I-Team: ‘Credible threat’ of terrorism in NC?

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Steve Daniels and Silvia Gambardella,, November 20, 2015. The man in charge of public safety for all of North Carolina tells the I-Team the state is facing a “potential credible threat of terrorism.” Frank Perry says ISIS sympathizers are in North Carolina right now. For the first time ever, the I-Team got an […]

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N.C. employers to glean $600+ million boon in unemployment tax savings

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Drew Elliot, Jones and Blount, November 20, 2015. A letter that many North Carolina businesses will begin receiving today tells employers that a collective $550 million in tax surcharge reduction is on the way thanks to the elimination of the state’s unemployment debt to the federal government and the establishment of a surplus in […]

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NC scores well in disaster preparedness

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Tim Buckland, Wilmington Star-News, November 18, 2015. North Carolina earned high marks for preparedness against the risks posed by extreme changes in weather, according to a report. The “States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card” gave the state a B+ overall for its ability to respond to extreme heat, drought, wildfires and flooding. While […]

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Former SEANC director: ‘I am a thief’

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Amanda Lamb, WRAL, November 17, 2015. A longtime director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud charges after he used more than $570,000 of the organization’s money for personal expenses. Dana Cope was sentenced to 58 to 82 months in prison total for the two counts of obtaining […]

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McCrory asks feds to stop sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 16, 2015. Gov. Pat McCrory says he has asked the federal government to stop sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina until more is known how those fleeing the war-torn country are vetted. Citing last week’s Paris terrorist attacks, McCrory joined at least 10 other governors from around the country in […]

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Disparity in traffic stops in Greensboro, elsewhere

| November 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Margaret Moffett, Greensboro News-Record, November 15, 2015. Black drivers accounted for nearly two-thirds of people pulled over by Greensboro police officers for possible equipment violations, according to a News & Record analysis of five years of data on traffic stops. The same could be said about Fayetteville. In Charlotte and Raleigh, black drivers accounted […]

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McCrory will push for road money if re-elected

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

by McClatchy Tribune, published in Winston-Salem Journal, November 11, 2015. Gov. Pat McCrory told a business-friendly audience at a forum in Cary on Wednesday that, if re-elected, he would push for additional borrowing of at least $1 billion to pay for roads and transportation infrastructure across the state. McCrory said he believes the state needs […]

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N.C. Attorney General’s office sanctioned for case of first-grader killed by log truck

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Drew Elliot, Jones and Blount, November 10, 2015. In a very unusual rebuke, the N.C. Court of Appeals sanctioned the N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office Friday for using delaying tactics in the case of a seven-year-old Sampson County girl struck and killed as she exited her school bus. State taxpayers may be on […]

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