U.S. Appeals Court upholds ruling against N.C. Confederate license plate

A unanimous U.S. Appeals Court panel has ruled against a specialty license plate in North Carolina featuring the Confederate battle flag. The N.C. Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans had gone to court to revive the discontinued plate. In an opinion of little more than one page, Judges Paul Niemeyer, Marvin Quattlebaum, and Henry Floyd rejected the Confederate group’s case.

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Former Spring Lake official gets four years behind bars in embezzlement case

Spring Lake’s former finance director faces four years in federal prison after embezzling more than $500,000 from the town. Gay Cameron Tucker, 64, was sentenced Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King asks Senate leader Berger about abortion bills

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, about potential abortion legislation in the 2023 N.C. legislative session. This exchange took place during the Nov. 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King

Rules commission to review proposed voting system access restrictions

The N.C. Rules Review Commission will consider Thursday two proposals to restrict access to information about voting systems in North Carolina. RRC staff have recommended that the commission reject both rules from the State Board of Elections.

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Why medical marijuana should not be legalized

Based on current medical research, medical marijuana should not be legalized in North Carolina. We all want to be compassionate and help people in need. As we look for potential health benefits of marijuana, we also need to look at the harm to individuals, their families, their community, and our state. To find the facts, we need to...

Jere Royall