News Reports (Page 7)

  • Is the funeral business a dying industry?

    Walk through a cemetery and you notice a quiet, reverent hush.   Some graves and cemeteries are cared for with a meticulous touch, lush with the greenest grass and a sea of floral bouquets. Others are slightly overgrown and aged, yet they hold a serenity all their own.   Yet death isn’t…

  • Legislators ‘exploring options’ in response to redistricting special master

    Leaders of the N.C. General Assembly’s redistricting committees are labeling as “outrageous” and “extraordinary” the appointment of a West Coast-based law professor to a role that could involve redrawing this state’s legislative election maps. A three-judge federal panel overseeing the Covington v. North Carolina redistricting lawsuit named Stanford Law School…

  • Court appoints special master in legislative redistricting case

    The three-judge federal court panel reviewing North Carolina legislative districts decided Thursday to appoint Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Persily to redo at least part of the maps submitted in the Covington v. North Carolina lawsuit. In its order, the panel said it was likely two of the three…

  • Conservative House Democrat Brisson switches to GOP

    State Rep. William Brisson, D-Bladen, said he is switching to the Republican Party because Democrats have become too progressive. With Brisson’s change in party affiliation, the House Republicans increased their supermajority to a margin of 75 to 45.. He is running for his seventh term in…