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Donald Trump confirms he was shot during Pennsylvania rally

Former President Donald Trump confirmed that he was shot by a bullet that grazed the upper part of his right ear during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Secret Service has confirmed that the shooter was killed by a sniper, but one rally attendee was killed with two more critically wounded by the shooter.

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Appeals Court rules Greenville officer had qualified immunity in fatal shooting

A federal Appeals Court has ruled that Greenville police officer David Johnson had qualified immunity that protected him against a lawsuit tied to a fatal shooting in 2019. The decision reverses a trial judge, who had rejected Johnson’s immunity claims.

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Feds seek official end to case pitting FTC against Novant Health

The Federal Trade Commission is asking a federal Appeals Court to throw out a case that pitted government regulators against Novant Health over acquisition of two Iredell County hospitals. Novant dropped its $320 million plan to buy the hospitals after appellate judges blocked the deal in June.

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‘Unlike any political event in the history of the country’: National Convention preview with RNC Chairman

In a matter of days, Republicans activists from around the country will begin to gather in Milwaukee for their national convention, at which they will officially nominate their candidate for president, Donald Trump. It’s a big deal, but these conventions are often much bigger than the mere business agenda itself — and 2024 is no...

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ACC schools now 0-2 against conference in media-rights fight in NC courts

A North Carolina judge has rejected Clemson University’s attempt to dismiss the Atlantic Coast Conference's lawsuit against the school in a dispute involving athletic media rights. The decision marks the second ACC victory in a North Carolina courtroom in recent months, after the same judge ruled against Florida State.

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Interview: State Superintendent Candidate Michele Morrow

Carolina Journal contributor David Bass sits down with with Republican State Superintendent Candidate Michele Morrow to discuss her goals, qualifications, and campaign. Editor’s note: Equal time was offered to her opponent, Democratic candidate Mo Green, who declined to be interviewed.

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King assesses changing NC budget surplus numbers

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the potential impact of a smaller North Carolina state budget surplus than officials had projected. King offered these comments during the May 10, 2024, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

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Races for President, Governor Are Tightening in North Carolina

RALEIGH – Ballot-wide, Republican candidates in North Carolina are seeing a squeeze this month, as the party’s leads are narrowing across the board. A plurality of likely North Carolina voters (43.4%) said they intend to vote for Former President Donald Trump, and 39% said they intend to vote for sitting President Joe Biden – a...

NC Voters Favor Trump, Robinson in General Election

RALEIGH – Once again, voters will find themselves choosing between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump to take the White House in November. While the winners of this month’s primaries include many familiar faces, they also included some surprising upsets by political newcomers. This month’s Carolina Journal poll went in the field promptly...

Support for School Choice a ‘Call to Action’ in North Carolina

Raleigh – North Carolinians overwhelmingly support school choice, according to the latest Carolina Journal Poll. The survey of 600 likely North Carolina voters found majority support for Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), charter schools, private-school vouchers, and ‘backpack funding.’ A plurality of voters (48%) said they were unhappy with the quality of education students receive at...

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ACC schools now 0-2 against conference in media-rights fight in NC courts

A North Carolina judge has rejected Clemson University’s attempt to dismiss the Atlantic Coast Conference's lawsuit against the school in a dispute involving athletic media rights. The decision marks the second ACC victory in a North Carolina courtroom in recent months, after the same judge ruled against Florida State.

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Top NC court will not rehear challenge to Greenville red-light cameras

The North Carolina Supreme Court has turned down a request to rehear a case challenging Greenville’s red-light camera enforcement program. Plaintiffs had asked the court to revisit the issue of North Carolinians seeking refunds from the government. The high court denied the request without comment in an order issued Thursday.

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Biden rallies with Stein in Raleigh hours after alarming debate with Trump

A much more energetic President Joe Biden greeted his supporters at a rally in Raleigh Friday afternoon after what both sides of the aisle is calling a disastrous performance in a debate against former President Donald Trump Thursday night.

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Rape-kit backlog in focus in governor’s race

A new television ad launched by the Republican Governors Association (RGA)  claims the Attorney General Josh Stein “failed women” by taking years to address nearly 12 thousand untested rape kits across the state that could lead to capturing suspected sexual offenders that were yet to be identified.

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