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NC’s congressional Republicans call on Feds to investigate pro-life center attacks

After a string of attacks on pro-life pregnancy-support centers across the country, seven Republican members of North Carolina's congressional delegation signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the attacks as domestic terrorism. U.S. Reps. Ted Budd, Patrick McHenry, Greg Murphy, Madison Cawthorn, Richard Hudson, Virginia Foxx, and David Rouzer all signed the letter.

David Larson
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NC patients pay for hospital law that kills competition

North Carolina ophthalmologist Jay Singleton has a state-of-the-art vision center in New Bern east of Fayetteville, where he can treat patients at a fraction of big hospital costs. Unfortunately, the state won’t let him use his space for most of the surgeries he performs. Instead, Singleton must drive two miles down the road to a...

Jaimie Cavanaugh, Daryl James

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Full U.S. Appeals Court strikes down N.C. charter school’s rule requiring skirts for girls

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a skirts requirement for girls attending a Brunswick County charter school. The 10-6 ruling from the full Appeals Court reverses part of an August 2021 ruling from an appellate panel.

CJ Staff
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Redistricting legal battle could feature new fight over special masters’ fees

North Carolina’s most recent legal conflict over election maps could produce a new dispute involving fees for court-appointed special masters. A filing Tuesday at the N.C. Supreme Court signaled that possibility. Phillip Strach, an attorney representing Republican legislative leaders, filed a motion with the state’s highest court. He asked justices to extend briefing deadlines by...

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Tillis, Burr among 20 senators behind bipartisan gun framework

On Sunday June 12, Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut announced that a group of U.S. senators had reached agreement on a package of gun reforms. Both of North Carolina’s senators, Republicans Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, were part of this bipartisan working group. 

David Larson
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Treasurer urges legislative action in wake of Spring Lake official’s indictment

The indictment of a former Spring Lake town official on embezzlement and fraud charges highlights the need for legislative action. That’s the reaction from state Treasurer Dale Folwell, who urged lawmakers “to help prevent future abuses in state and local gove

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Supporters of felon voting urge N.C. Supreme Court to speed up case’s timeline

Advocates of felon voting in North Carolina are asking the N.C. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in their lawsuit as early as August. The request arrived in a motion filed Friday at the state’s highest court. A final decision in the case, Community Success Initiative v. Moore, could add 56,000 felons to the state’s voting rolls.

CJ Staff