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Locke, NC Chamber, Farm Bureau urge top NC court to revisit administrative deference

The John Locke Foundation, NC Chamber, and NC Farm Bureau all hope the North Carolina Supreme Court will choose to reform the way state courts address the legal issue of “administrative deference.” The groups filed separate friend-of-the-court briefs Wednesday in a case challenging the dismissal of Winston-Salem State University professor Alvin Mitchell.

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Top NC court urged to consider two legal battles pitting GOP lawmakers against Cooper

North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders are asking the state Supreme Court to take up two disputes with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Both focus on changes to appointments for state boards and commissions. The state’s high court would have to bypass the Court of Appeals to take the cases, both titled Cooper v. Berger.

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NC Green Party Calls On Gov. Cooper and NCGA to ‘stop all aid to Israel’

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Green Party issued a statement calling on Gov. Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Legislature to call for a permanent ceasefire and end all aid to Israel.  “The North Carolina Green Party is calling on Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Legislature to call on President Biden to stop...

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Former university vice chancellor accused of misuse of funds most recently served as NC House Dem caucus comms director

One of the former employees of Fayetteville State University under investigation for misusing university-issued credit cards was recently named the director of communications for the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus before stepping down last week.

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Map Act disputes from Wake County could have major impact for taxpayers, property owners

The North Carolina Court of Appeals wrestled Wednesday with two Map Act cases from Wake County that could have significant impacts for both property owners and state taxpayers. Plaintiffs in the cases argued during an hourlong hearing that the state Department of Transportation seeks a Map Act “discount.” The department responded that the plaintiffs would force taxpayers to pay sums “many multiples higher” than awards offered in hundreds of other Map Act cases.

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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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Top NC court urged to consider two legal battles pitting GOP lawmakers against Cooper

North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders are asking the state Supreme Court to take up two disputes with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Both focus on changes to appointments for state boards and commissions. The state’s high court would have to bypass the Court of Appeals to take the cases, both titled Cooper v. Berger.

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NC Green Party Calls On Gov. Cooper and NCGA to ‘stop all aid to Israel’

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Green Party issued a statement calling on Gov. Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Legislature to call for a permanent ceasefire and end all aid to Israel.  “The North Carolina Green Party is calling on Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Legislature to call on President Biden to stop...

Katherine Zehnder
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Former university vice chancellor accused of misuse of funds most recently served as NC House Dem caucus comms director

One of the former employees of Fayetteville State University under investigation for misusing university-issued credit cards was recently named the director of communications for the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus before stepping down last week.

Theresa Opeka

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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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