Opinion

Master and commander: the far side of the creek

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series from CJ columnist Nelson on his unique perspective of what it was like in the early 1970s when, as a teenager, he joined a cooperative shrimping operation in North Carolina internal waters. Dick Oliver was an unusually short man. Not an inch over five feet....

Nelson Paul
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Second Greenville red-light camera case appealed to N.C. Supreme Court

The N.C. Supreme Court could decide whether Greenville’s red-light camera enforcement program is based on an unconstitutional local law dealing with health. A plaintiff making that claim filed paperwork Monday asking justices to take up her case. That notice of appeal arrived less than a month after a unanimous N.C. Court of Appeals panel rejected...

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Republicans strike oil registering voters at the pump

Edzell Lowry knows firsthand about rising gas prices. He owns Sun-Do gas station in Pembroke. Lowry, a former Democrat who later registered as unaffiliated, recently switched to the Republican Party. The Republican National Committee sees America’s pain at the pump, but also the opportunity to turn that frustrated consumer into a Republican voter. The RNC...

Theresa Opeka
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Split Appeals Court rules trial judge went too far with COVID-19 restrictions

A 2-1 ruling from the N.C. Court of Appeals Tuesday criticized a trial judge for limiting a defendant’s in-person access to attorneys during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision could have an impact during future health scares. “Hindsight is 20/20, and we recognize this Court has the benefit of hindsight but the trial court did not,”...

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Appeals Court rejects Wilmington’s short-term rental registrations, upholds rest of ordinance

The N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling blocking Wilmington from using a registration scheme to limit ownership of short-term rental properties. But the unanimous three-judge panel has restored part of the ordinance struck down in the original court order. Despite a mixed ruling for short-term rental property owners and the city, an...

CJ Staff
Opinion

Preparing for energy security and sustainability

As Russian aggression disrupts stability around the globe, we feel it here at home. Our economy continues to experience the ripple effect of President Biden’s dependence on foreign oil. As gas prices go up, the cost to produce and transport goods also increase. This means we don’t only pay more at the pump; we pay...

Charlie Miller
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Greenville’s red-light camera opponents urge inaction from N.C. Supreme Court

Plaintiffs challenging Greenville’s red-light camera enforcement program are asking the N.C. Supreme Court to stay out of the case. The state’s highest court agreed Wednesday to block an Appeals Court ruling against Greenville’s red-light program. That decision was labeled a temporary stay. Now the Supreme Court must decide whether to grant a “writ of superseadas.”...

CJ Staff