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State Supreme Court to take up case of former trooper’s ‘good moral character’

North Carolina’s highest court will take up a dispute involving the law enforcement recertification of a fired state trooper. A state commission wants to block the recertification. It claims former trooper Maurice Devalle lacks “good moral character.”

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Biden’s 1 million barrel gasoline release to have negligible effect on prices

As the country heads into the unofficial start of summer this weekend, the Biden Administration announced Tuesday that it would release 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump.

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Federal NC redistricting lawsuits officially scheduled for June 2025 trial

Two federal lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s congressional and legislative election maps will head to trial in June 2025 in Winston-Salem. Neither case will affect this year’s elections. The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a notice Thursday announcing a June 16, 2025, bench trial date for Williams v. Hall and North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. Berger.

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Interview: Jack Clark, Republican candidate for State Auditor

As the May 14th second primary approaches, Carolina Journal invited the candidates into our studios to talk about their goals and the 2024 race. Under North Carolina’s election laws candidates must win their primary with 30%, plus one, of the vote or the second place finisher in the contest may request a second primary. There...

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Interview: Dave Boliek, Republican candidate for State Auditor

As the May 14th second primary approaches, Carolina Journal invited the candidates into our studios to talk about their goals and the 2024 race. Under North Carolina’s election laws candidates must win their primary with 30%, plus one, of the vote or the second place finisher in the contest may request a second primary. There...

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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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North Carolina rises to 5th most visited state with $35.6 billion tourism record

North Carolina was the fifth most visited state for tourism in 2023, up from sixth place in 2022. That’s according to research commissioned by Visit North Carolina, part of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, and conducted by Tourism Economics.

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State Supreme Court to take up case of former trooper’s ‘good moral character’

North Carolina’s highest court will take up a dispute involving the law enforcement recertification of a fired state trooper. A state commission wants to block the recertification. It claims former trooper Maurice Devalle lacks “good moral character.”

CJ Staff
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Federal NC redistricting lawsuits officially scheduled for June 2025 trial

Two federal lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s congressional and legislative election maps will head to trial in June 2025 in Winston-Salem. Neither case will affect this year’s elections. The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a notice Thursday announcing a June 16, 2025, bench trial date for Williams v. Hall and North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. Berger.

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Knott is officially NC Republicans’ nominee for Congressional District 13

The Republican runoff race for Congressional District 13 was finalized Tuesday evening, with Brad Knott officially becoming the Republican nominee. Knott was facing a runoff with Republican Kelly Daughtry, but earlier this month Daughtry announced she was dropping out.

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Democrats run anti-Morrow bill in NC Senate

Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, is running Senate Bill 867, Superintendent of Public Instruction Minimum Requirements. The measure mandates that the state superintendent “must have at least one year of experience as a teacher or school administrator in this State or a member of a local board of education or the State Board of Education.” The legislation notably leaves out homeschool educators, and few other Council of State positions have such requirements.

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