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Greenville’s red-light camera opponents urge inaction from N.C. Supreme Court

Plaintiffs challenging Greenville’s red-light camera enforcement program are asking the N.C. Supreme Court to stay out of the case. The state’s highest court agreed Wednesday to block an Appeals Court ruling against Greenville’s red-light program. That decision was labeled a temporary stay. Now the Supreme Court must decide whether to grant a “writ of superseadas.”...

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State Supreme Court blocks ruling against Greenville’s red-light cameras

The N.C. Supreme Court has agreed to block a lower court ruling against Greenville’s red-light camera enforcement program. The court granted a temporary stay Wednesday. It will allow the program to proceed as a lawsuit against red-light cameras continues. Greenville and the Pitt County school system jointly requested the stay Tuesday. A unanimous three-judge panel...

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Court ruling against Greenville red-light cameras raises questions for Raleigh, other cities

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information about Raleigh’s red-light camera enforcement program. A court ruling this week against the funding scheme for Greenville’s red-light camera enforcement program could lead to questions about similar programs in three other N.C. cities. Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Wilmington all have red-light camera enforcement systems that could...

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N.C. Appeals Court rules Greenville red-light camera program unconstitutional

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled Greenville’s red-light camera program unconstitutional. The judges agreed the program does not provide enough of its proceeds to local schools. In a separate case, the same panel rejected an argument that Greenville’s Red Light Camera Enforcement Program violated a constitutional ban on local...

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Greatest show’s over? Abandoned N.C. circus train burns in Nash County

YouTube video/Southern Nash News North Carolina’s abandoned circus trains are burning. Several train cars the state bought but subsequently abandoned on tracks in Nash County woods were on fire Thursday morning, according to WRAL. The Raleigh TV station said someone reported the fire near the old Masonite Plant in Spring Hope. It appeared at least...

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‘Price gouging’ law leads to misinformation, uninformed reporting

Editor’s note: This story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect comments from the office of AG Josh Stein. N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is getting a slew of complaints from consumers over ever-rising gas prices.  Residents say owners of gas stations are unnecessarily inflating prices to take advantage of supply disruptions because of the war...

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Republican lawmakers question Cooper over clean energy order

Three Republican lawmakers are questioning the legality and affordability of Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive action on clean energy, including how to pay for bridge and road repairs if electric vehicles replace gas-powered vehicles. Sens. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond; Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus; and Vickie Sawyer, R-Iredell; sent a letter to Cooper on Jan. 19 taking aim...

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Vaccination required for assisted suicide and other outrageous stories

Below are a few stories that caught my attention this week. A few of them made me chuckle and some are just plain sad. German suicide factory says it will only help you kill yourself if you’re vaxxed You can also submit a negative COVID-19 test to be served…but still. This might be the strongest...

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COVID won’t block N.C. holiday travel plans, poll finds

Two out of three adults in North Carolina (68%) say the coronavirus pandemic won’t prevent them from traveling during the holiday season. Just 29% say COVID will thwart their travel plans, according to a new High Point University poll. An even larger majority (72%) say the pandemic won’t stop them from gathering with friends and...

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