Tag:Attorney General

  • Newton, Stein offer sharp contrasts in AG debate

    Republican Buck Newton and Democrat Josh Stein agreed on many topics during a debate by the attorney general candidates Tuesday night, but the dueling lawyers did it in sometimes disagreeable fashion on the details. Newton said Stein was hiding “his troubling record as a far left liberal,” and his votes…

  • Legislator Faces Prosecutor in GOP Attorney General Primary

    Republicans will choose between a veteran legislator from Wilson and a longtime district attorney from Winston-Salem in the March 15 primary election for North Carolina attorney general. State Sen. E.S. “Buck” Newton and Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill are vying for the opportunity to succeed outgoing North Carolina Attorney…

  • Democratic A.G. Primary Pits Insider Versus ‘Perennial Candidate’

    The matchup in the Democratic primary for North Carolina Attorney General pits an insider against an outsider. State Sen. Josh Stein, who worked in the North Carolina Department of Justice before being elected to the General Assembly, will face Robeson County attorney Marcus Williams. Stein, a four-term senator from Raleigh,…

  • State Uncovers Home-Auction Scam

    RALEIGH — The State Attorney General’s Office will refund hundreds of thousands of dollars to unsuspecting homeowners and creditors after a scheme to keep public auction prices artificially low was uncovered. Last week, the office’s consumer protection team filed 10 lawsuits against 26 people and companies accusing them of making…

  • No. 700: Predatory Politicians: Where

    Where’s state Attorney General Roy Cooper when North Carolina’s taxpayers really need him? For quite some time now, the mild-mannered defender of truth, justice, and the North Carolina way has been waging a never-ending battle on TV, warning the public of various con artists, hucksters, and other undesirable characters who…