• Bill could help ease tension at traffic stops

    An evening TV news program showing a traffic stop “that got out of hand and escalated” led Rep. Ken Goodman, D-Richmond, to introduce a bill requiring instructions of how motorists should interact with police. “My wife…

  • Lawmakers return to Raleigh, immediately get to work

    Lawmakers began filing bills, assigned committee members, and remembered a former state representative as the N.C. General Assembly returned to the state capital after a two-week break. Democratic leaders laid out an agenda they hope the Republican majority might consider. Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, and Rep. Darren…

  • DMV Supervisor Flagged In Audit Placed On Leave

    A Division of Motor Vehicles supervisor who was identified in a Jan. 28 state audit as having a conflict of interest for selling and servicing fire extinguishers to some of the automotive dealerships he regulated is on administrative leave. The Insider reported Thursday that Wes Little — son of former…

  • Another Year, Another Scandal

    Just in time for the New Year, another shoe has dropped in the long-running story about law-enforcement corruption in Western NC. As usual, the issues involved are cloudy.

  • Finally, Action on DMV

    Gov. Mike Easley announced today that he wants to merge the Division of Motor Vehicles into the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. It will save at least $4 million, and is about time.