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Bald Head Island, transportation provider split on lawsuit’s timeline

The Village of Bald Head Island and the provider of transportation services to and from the mainland are taking contrasting approaches to the timeline for resolving a legal dispute. Competing court filings Thursday at the North Carolina Court of Appeals exposed the divide.

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Defendants seek Riggs’ recusal from 2016 election defamation case

Defendants in a North Carolina Supreme Court defamation case stemming from the 2016 election are seeking Justice Allison Riggs’ recusal. A court document filed Friday points to Riggs’ ties to plaintiffs in the case. Oral arguments in Bouvier v. Porter are scheduled for April 11.

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Lawmakers insist DMV improve operations amid ongoing failures

Pressures were high Thursday at a Transportation Committee hearing in Raleigh as state legislators criticized Commissioner Wayne Goodwin’s ‘broken’ operations at the DMV that have caused major frustrations for North Carolina customers.  The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is the largest customer-facing agency in the state government, but legislators condemned ongoing dysfunction and questioned...

Brianna Kraemer
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Media privilege case that prompted state Supreme Court war of words officially ends

A lawsuit over the media’s “fair report privilege” that prompted a war of words among state Supreme Court justices last year has officially ended. The plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal Thursday in Wake County Superior Court.

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Defendants seek Riggs’ recusal from 2016 election defamation case

Defendants in a North Carolina Supreme Court defamation case stemming from the 2016 election are seeking Justice Allison Riggs’ recusal. A court document filed Friday points to Riggs’ ties to plaintiffs in the case. Oral arguments in Bouvier v. Porter are scheduled for April 11.

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Lawmakers insist DMV improve operations amid ongoing failures

Pressures were high Thursday at a Transportation Committee hearing in Raleigh as state legislators criticized Commissioner Wayne Goodwin’s ‘broken’ operations at the DMV that have caused major frustrations for North Carolina customers.  The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is the largest customer-facing agency in the state government, but legislators condemned ongoing dysfunction and questioned...

Brianna Kraemer
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Media privilege case that prompted state Supreme Court war of words officially ends

A lawsuit over the media’s “fair report privilege” that prompted a war of words among state Supreme Court justices last year has officially ended. The plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal Thursday in Wake County Superior Court.

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Report: Nearly half a million illegal immigrants reside in NC

The United States, including North Carolina, is facing a growing number of serious issues due to the millions of illegal immigrants that have come into the country since President Joe Biden took office, and experts say the problems are likely to get a lot worse.

Theresa Opeka
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Where have all the debates gone?

I can’t be the only one who loves a good debate. During election seasons past, I’d get as excited for a big debate as others do for a major sporting event. But there has been a sharp drop in candidates willing to participate in a classic, no-holds-barred verbal rumble. Starting at the top, former-President Donald...

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