News Reports (Page 664)

  • Parties Differ on Judicial Politicking

    ALEIGH — The NC Republican Party on Saturday endorsed Raleigh lawyer Paul Newby for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Robert Orr, and the gesture gave an inkling of how the two major political parties might treat the nonpartisan races this year. The 2004 campaign marks the first election…

  • Ruling May Convict More Drunk Drivers

    RALEIGH — North Carolina law defines driving while impaired as either driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher or driving while under the influence of an impairing substance. It often takes several hours for a defendant to be brought to a police station to have his…

  • Bill Didn’t End Debate on Nonprofits

    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley signed into law last week a bill that he suggested would “clarify and strengthen the reporting requirements for non-state entities receiving state funds.” But State Sen. Hamilton Horton said that in some ways the new law weakens accountability for state-funded nonprofit organizations. “It doesn’t require…

  • Is North Carolina Really Protected?

    RALEIGH — It’s been nearly 10 years since America’s most infamous domestic terrorist killed 168 people by blowing up the federal building in Oklahoma City. But to Danny Turner, seed and fertilizer inspector supervisor for the NC Agriculture Department, Timothy McVeigh’s legacy looms large over the jobs of field specialists…

  • Raleigh Event Hosts Terror, Spy Experts

    RALEIGH — Terrorism and counter-terrorism will headline the second Raleigh International Spy Conference at the North Carolina Museum of History on September 1-3. At the end of the Cold War, the consensus was that intelligence and intelligence services were no longer critical to national security, but in the past few…

  • New Commission to Sell State Real Estate

    RALEIGH — A last-minute, surprise addition to the state budget adjustment bill approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Mike Easley creates a commission that will sell and lease state-owned property. The Commission on State Property will identify real property that is both surplus and “suitable” for sale…

  • Easley Flies High Over Holiday

    RALEIGH — When Gov. Mike Easley did his back-to-school shopping this year with son Michael Jr., he chose popular locations for consumers who look for deals on clothing and textbooks. And like many other NC parents, he took advantage of the sales tax holiday that began Aug. 6. He set…

  • Justice Orr Describes Institute’s Role

    RALEIGH — Hoping to restore the luster of the trampled North Carolina Constitution, former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert F. Orr said Monday that a new organization he heads will promote the operation of state government based on constitutional principles. Among the issues the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law may…

  • Ongoing Trouble for Barber-Scotia

    CHAPEL HILL — It’s been a troubling few months for officials at Barber-Scotia College. In February, President Sammie Potts announced his sudden resignation and gave no reason as for his departure. A few months later, school officials sent out letters to about 30 students who planned to graduate to inform…

  • Golden LEAF Rides New Horse

    RALEIGH – After funding the Carolina Horse Park Foundation for three consecutive years, Golden LEAF has found another equestrian organization to support. The Piedmont Equestrian Park and Conference Center, based in Gaston County, is a nonprofit organization that was set up by the county and city to help attract economic…