News

After Moore County sabotage, how secure is N.C.’s power grid?

Downtown Southern Pines looks more like a scene out of an apocalyptic cable TV series than a charming, southern golf community filled with retirees and vacationers. That’s because Southern Pines — and large swaths of Moore County more broadly — remain in the dark four days after vandals fired guns at electric grid substations to...

David N. Bass
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Locke’s Mitch Kokai analyzes Moore v. Harper N.C. congressional redistricting case

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, describes North Carolina’s Moore v. Harper congressional redistricting case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Kokai offered these comments during a Dec. 6, 2022, appearance on One America News Network.

Mitch Kokai
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Appeals Court rules man can be tried for murder 21 years after child abuse conviction

The N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled that a man can be charged with murder 21 years after pleading guilty to abuse that’s alleged to have caused the later death. The unanimous ruling issued Tuesday will allow Brunswick County authorities to pursue a murder case against David Raeford Tripp Jr.

CJ Staff

Opinion

Elections

News

GOP candidate files cease-and-desist over ‘lies’ of incumbent Kathy Manning

North Carolina's 6th Congressional District Republican candidate, Army special forces veteran Christian Castelli, claims the Democratic incumbent, Rep. Kathy Manning, is making false statements about him, and he's just filed a cease-and-desist letter to make it stop.

David Larson
News

Another poll shows Budd up 4% on Beasley

Recent polling reveals an emerging trend in favor of Republican Ted Budd over Democrat Cheri Beasley in the contest for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat. A Marist poll released Oct. 26 put Budd up 49% to 45% over Beasley among those definitely voting in the election, now less than two weeks away. The poll is...

David N. Bass
News

N.C. Dems have edge in congressional 3rd-quarter reports, but independent spending favors GOP

As the 2022 midterms near their end on Nov. 8, candidates in North Carolina’s congressional races are spending whatever resources they have to get an advantage over their rivals. And according to late-October financial reports, Democrat candidates raised more in the third quarter in every major race. Republicans, alternatively, have spent more in independent expenditures...

David Larson

Videos

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King assesses Moore v. Harper redistricting case

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the Moore v. Harper N.C. congressional redistricting case at the U.S. Supreme Court. King offered these comments during the Dec. 2, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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Independent State Legislature Doctrine gives new name to established constitutional concept

Jeanette Doran, president and general counsel of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, rebuts arguments about the Independent State Legislature Doctrine, a concept tied to North Carolina’s Moore v. Harper redistricting case at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mitch Kokai
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King queries House Speaker Moore about education

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, about his education priorities. This exchange took place during the Nov. 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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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

Culture

Civil Society

News

Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring