• Group Home Staff Helped Patients Vote

    RALEIGH — Voter registration efforts targeting the mentally ill and developmentally disabled include not only patients at state-run facilities but also residents of privately managed group homes, Carolina Journal has learned.

  • Chapel Hill Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital

    BUTNER — Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity. Williamson registered Sept. 13 and voted absentee…

  • Mental Hospital Voter Sign-Up Questioned

    RALEIGH — Cherry Hospital, a state-run adult inpatient psychiatric facility in Goldsboro, welcomed a federally funded nonprofit organization to conduct a voter registration drive of mental patients, likely a violation of state law. Moreover, a memo from a hospital administrator indicated the nonprofit, Disability Rights North Carolina, assisted patients in…

  • Coastal Wind Projects Come Under Fire

    RALEIGH — Among the obstacles facing the Pantego project in Beaufort County are the potential for a Mitt Romney victory in the November presidential election, conflicts with military aviation training, and the prospect that the wind turbines will cause the death of too many birds.

  • Southport Megaport Sinking From Lack of Support

    RALEIGH — Both major party candidates for governor said they could not support the proposed North Carolina International Terminal, a priority of Govs. Mike Easley and Bev Perdue. But oppponents of the project worry that a future General Assembly could revive it.

  • Perdue Team Headed To Court

    RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2008 campaign for governor ended nearly four years ago, the upcoming trial of New Bern attorney Trawick “Buzzy” Stubbs should offer further insight into her campaign’s mysterious aircraft provider program.

  • Former Perdue Allies Fear Guilt By Association

    RALEIGH — Citing Gov. Bev Perdue’s widespread unpopularity, attorneys for Julia Leigh Sitton and Trawick “Buzzy” Stubbs — who played significant roles in Perdue’s 2008 campaign for governor — have filed motions asking for special treatment during the jury selection process in their upcoming trials.