North Carolina Politics

Whatever the courts decide on NC’s map, the system is rigged

The new political buzzword is fake news. But how about fake elections?<p>By that, I mean elections in which the outcome is a forgone conclusion no …

North Carolina

The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 2

In 1898, a mob of armed white men enacted a violent plan against Wilmington, North Carolina’s black community. It was the only known successful coup …

North Carolina

Plaintiffs: Supreme Court should not allow GOP to enjoy fruits of unconstitutional actions in another election

The plaintiffs in a partisan gerrymandering case asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday not to grant lawmakers’ request to stay an order requiring …

North Carolina

Cary police officer assaulted, suspect on the run, authorities say

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A Cary police officer was assaulted and injured after responding to a trespassing call near a gas station Wednesday night, …

Policing

Must-see documentary highlights NC's successful Hispanic immigrants

Hispanics have been at the center of the controversial national debate over immigration. What seems to get lost in the controversy is the pivotal …

North Carolina

GOP conservatives say Paul Ryan does not have the votes to avert shutdown – VICE News

Divisions among Republicans in Congress are making a government shutdown Friday a real possibility.<p>House Republicans do not have enough votes to avoid a government shutdown before money to keep the government functioning runs out on Friday at midnight, Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, …

Freedom Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus denounces Farr nomination, demands rejection by Tillis, Judiciary Committee in today's vote

With the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee set today to reconsider several Trump nominations to the federal bench and positions in the Department of …

North Carolina

How to spot an unconstitutionally partisan gerrymander, explained

Judges are wary of second-guessing politicians who redraw district lines. These tools are changing their minds.<p>Last week, a federal court in North Carolina overturned that state’s congressional district map as an extreme partisan gerrymander. This is a big deal: Never before has a federal court …

Politics

Senate Just One Vote Shy of Blocking Net Neutrality Repeal

Free and open Internet is not dead yet – and Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to make sure it stays alive<p>Net neutrality is not dead yet. On Monday, …

U.S. Politics

White House chief of staff: Durbin-Graham bill wasn't inclusive enough

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday defended the President's rejection last week of a bipartisan Senate immigration bill, saying it wasn't as inclusive as the President asked for.<p>Speaking to reporters in the Capitol in between four back-to-back meetings on the issue with …

U.S. Congress

When the South Was the Most Progressive Region in America

Groundbreaking elections in the late 1860s gave birth to real, if short-lived, interracial democracy—the likes of which America had never seen.<p>One hundred and fifty years ago, on January 14, 1868, an extraordinary convention opened in Charleston, South Carolina, the cradle of the Confederacy.<p>That …

Politics

Alabama businessman: Sen. Shelby hero in Toyota-Mazda deal

An Alabama business leader claims Sen. Richard Shelby deserves credit for securing the $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda deal. Business Council of Alabama …

Birmingham, AL

New Study Shows Big Gap In Education Spending Among North Carolina Counties

A new study from the Public School Forum of North Carolina confirms a large and growing gap in public school funding between the wealthiest and the …

Education

Sheriff's Office Is Asking for America's Prayers After Four Officers Are Shot

One South Carolina sheriff’s office is asking for prayers after four officers were shot early Tuesday.<p>Three York County sheriff’s deputies and one …

Conservative View

GOP senator's email promises "relief" to class size crisis in March

A fix for North Carolina’s class size crisis in March?<p>A GOP senator from Wake County tells his constituents that he believes state lawmakers will …

North Carolina

Judges say there will be no delay for new North Carolina congressional map

CLOSE<p>SCOTUS is lined up to hear cases on topics like labor relations, gerrymandering and voters' rights. Video provided by Newsy<p>RALEIGH, N.C. – The …

Judiciary

Businessman Lamont launching candidacy for governor

Businessman Ned Lamont is launching another bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut.<p>The 2006 U.S. Senate candidate from …

Politics

Federal judges deny request for stay in partisan gerrymandering case as Supreme Court considers it

A federal court has denied GOP lawmakers’ request to halt its decision to strike down the 2016 congressional map because of unconstitutional partisan …

Judiciary

Your museum-portrait #doppelganger is out there somewhere.

If you’ve not yet tried out the Google Arts & Culture app, you’re missing out.<p>Available as a free mobile-phone download, it allows you to take and …

Duke Blue Devils

Is Trump finally approaching his McCarthy moment?

President Donald Trump and Senator Joseph McCarthy<b>Latest racist attacks on immigrants could be an important tipping point</b>As bleak as our national …

North Carolina

State police: 4 officers hurt in shooting in South Carolina

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Four officers have been wounded in a shooting in South Carolina and state police say a suspect was also wounded.<p>State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said York County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic call near York late Monday.<p>Berry said deputies said the …

Law Enforcement

The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 1

Resistance to post-Civil War reconstruction efforts, hotly contested elections, political corruption, and open racism all led to a climate of unrest …

North Carolina

OPINION: Medicaid Work Rules Are Needed

If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community in …

Affordable Care Act

Charlotte woman kills her children, takes own life jumping onto highway

Detectives say a North Carolina woman killed her two children and then jumped off a bridge onto an interstate highway to kill herself.<p>The …

Crime

Police: Mother kills two children, jumps from interstate in murder-suicide

Police in North Carolina say a mother of two killed her children before jumping to her own death.<p>According to WRAL, officers with the …

Boston

GOP Maps a Road to Nowhere in November

Despite the constant media portrayal of disarray, 2017 was a productive year for the first unified Republican government in a decade. Not only did we pass a once-in-a-generation tax reform, we repealed ObamaCare’s most onerous and unpopular provision, the individual mandate.<p>Democrats should be …

Opinion

NYT: US Military Quietly Conducts Exercises in Anticipation of War With NKorea

The U.S. military has conducted training exercises in North Carolina and Nevada in case a war with North Korea breaks out.

North Korea

Man seriously hurt after multiple gunshots fired outside Cook Out in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A man suffered serious injuries from a shooting in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant in Fayetteville on Monday …

Crime

Mark Jewell, president of the NC Association of Educators, discusses the need for the General Assembly to fix the unfunded classroom-size mandate

NCAE President Mark JewellThe post Mark Jewell, president of the NC Association of Educators, discusses the need for the General Assembly to fix the …

North Carolina

Woman injured by bullet while fleeing gunfire at Wayne County party

BROGDEN, N.C. (WNCT/WNCN) – A woman was injured when shots were fired at her car as she fled a party where gunfire broke out early Sunday in Wake …

Crime