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Lawmakers may trim UNC Board of Governors’ ranks

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, February 2, 2017. The legislature may trim the number of members serving on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors from 32 to 24, according to a top House lawmaker. Rules Chairman David Lewis, R-Harnett, filed a bill Thursdayto gradually reduce board’s size over the next three years. Joining him as lead sponsors […]

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McCrory staffers told their jobs end Sunday

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Emery Dales, Associated Press, published on WRAL.com, December 29, 2016. The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Roy Cooper is already giving notice to stalwarts of Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration that they’re being replaced and shouldn’t show up for work next week. Dismissal notices were given Wednesday to a few dozen McCrory political appointees in the […]

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Judge temporarily blocks House Bill 17

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal, December 29, 2016. Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens prevented parts of House Bill 17 from taking immediate effect, issuing a stay on Thursday afternoon, giving parties a little more than a week to argue whether the legislation should take effect while challenges work their way through the courts, WRAL reported. Representing the State […]

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More trouble for Charlotte School of Law

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Guze, The Locker Room, December 28, 2016. The American Bar Association reports that: Two students filed a $5 million class action lawsuit Friday against Charlotte School of Law and its parent company, Infilaw. The complaint … accuses the law school of engaging in misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. The […]

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Senate confirmation won’t weaken Cooper’s cabinet

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, December 27, 2016. Gov.-elect Roy Cooper is assembling a talented team to lead various state agencies despite a new law that requires confirmation by the state Senate of all cabinet-level appointments, according to a top Cooper adviser. Less than 10 days after Republican Gov. Pat McCrory conceded North Carolina’s gubernatorial election […]

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UNC faces third notice of allegations

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Bryan Mims, WRAL, December 22, 2016. North Carolina again faces an NCAA charge for providing improper extra benefits tied to its multi-year academic fraud scandal. The school on Thursday released a third Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA that outlines rules violations. The notice, dated Dec. 13, includes rewording a charge that had been removed […]

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NAACP to seek economic boycott to protest lawmakers’ actions

| December 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Matthew Burns, WRAL.com, December 22, 2016. The state NAACP will ask the national leaders of the civil rights group next month for a nationwide economic boycott of North Carolina to protest the actions of the General Assembly, state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Thursday. “This legislature is trying to raise a new Confederacy […]

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NC could get $300 million more in federal hurricane relief

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Staff Photo by Andrew Craft by Steve DeVane, Fayetteville Observer, December 7, 2016. North Carolina could get an additional $300 million in federal aid to help the state recover from Hurricane Matthew if Congress approves legislation proposed by budget writers. The money is included in a “continuing resolution” that provides funding for federal agencies until […]

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Anglers angling for tougher rules on shrimp trawlers

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Richard Adkins, WRAL, November 17, 2016. On a sunny fall day when commercial fishermen would normally be on the water hoping for a big catch, many were crammed into a dimly lit hotel ballroom in Kitty Hawk on Thursday trying to head off proposed rules that could limit future catches. The state Marine Fisheries […]

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NC as 2 best for biz despite ‘bathroom bill’

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Rick Smith, WRAL TechWire, November 17, 2016. Forbes magazine added a new category to its “Best States for Business” factors this year – “regulatory category is a measure of laws that protect people from employment discrimination based on sexual and/or gender identity ” – and that hurt North Carolina because of House Bill 2. […]

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