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Aug 15, 2018

After rejection, governor picks Croom for special judgeship

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to elevate a local judge to be a special Superior Court judge after the General Assembly rejected one of his recent choices. Cooper announced Aug. 14 that longtime Wake County District Judge Craig Croom is his nominee to become a special trial court judge. These judges are often […]

Aug 14, 2018

North Carolina man sues sheriff, deputy over taped beating

RALEIGH (AP) A North Carolina man is suing a sheriff and deputy over a videotaped beating by law enforcement officers. Lawyers for Kyron Hinton filed the lawsuit Aug. 13 in Wake County arguing his rights were violated during the April 3 beating. The episode resulted in criminal charges against Wake County Master Deputy Cameron Broadwell and […]

Aug 14, 2018

Williams resigning from House; Hanes’ successor named

RALEIGH (AP) There are more comings and goings at the North Carolina House as one Republican member will resign and local activists chose a replacement for a Democrat who stepped down last week. GOP Rep. Linda Hunt Williams of Wake County announced Aug. 13 she is retiring Aug. 31 because her husband is taking a […]

Aug 13, 2018

NC Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

RALEIGH (AP) A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate’s lawsuit against Republican legislators over a law preventing him from having his party listed on November ballots is returning to court. A judge scheduled a Wake County hearing Aug. 13 to consider requests by candidate Chris Anglin and a lower-court candidate also fighting the law finalized by GOP […]

Aug 6, 2018

Cooper plans to sue to keep 2 amendment questions off ballot

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper contends ballot language approved by Republican lawmakers describing two proposed constitutional amendments are so false and misleading the courts must prevent voting on them. Cooper’s office announced Aug. 4 he would sue in Wake County court to block two of the six amendment referendums set for this fall’s […]

Jun 21, 2018

Republicans complete veto overrides on 2 election-bills

RALEIGH (AP) Two election-related bills became North Carolina law June 20, despite Gov. Roy Cooper’s formal objections, as lawmakers completed overriding his vetoes. The House voted by nearly identical party-line margins to override Cooper’s vetoes and enact the Republican-authored bills, essentially copying what the Senate did the day before. One new law altering judicial election [&h[...]

Jun 6, 2018

Judicial remap in 2 largest North Carolina counties approved

RALEIGH (AP) A judicial remapping plan in which District Court judges in North Carolina’s two most-populated counties will no longer be elected by all county residents has quickly passed the General Assembly and is heading to Gov. Roy Cooper. The Senate agreed 28-14 June 5 to House changes to a bill that allocated District Court seats […]

Jun 4, 2018

Without statewide consensus, partial judicial remaps advance

RALEIGH (AP) Republican lawmakers are advancing fragments of a statewide remapping of North Carolina’s judicial election districts in hopes of passing them before candidate filing for judges begins in just over two weeks. A House committee voted late June 1 to expand a measure approved this week by the Senate that redrew Mecklenburg County judicial […]

May 31, 2018

Senate OKs judicial remap of NC’s largest county

RALEIGH (AP) Election districts for Superior Court judges in North Carolina’s largest county would be retooled in response to a decade-old legal ruling in legislation that cleared one General Assembly chamber. The Senate agreed in a party-line vote May 30 to create eight Superior Court districts in Mecklenburg County, up from the current three. People in […]

May 2, 2018

Appeals court sends back case of youth convicted in 2 deaths

RALEIGH (AP) The case of a North Carolina youth convicted of killing a couple whom authorities called unintended victims of gang-related shootings is returning to trial court. The state Court of Appeals ruled May 1 a second look is needed at the Wake County judge’s decision in the murder trial of Jonathan Santillan to allow a […]

Apr 26, 2018

Authorities probe allegations man was beaten by officers

RALEIGH (AP) State authorities are investigating after a homeless North Carolina man says he was brutally beaten by law officers while he was unarmed and crossing a street. Twenty-nine-year-old Kyron Dwain Hinton tells media outlets he suffered a fractured eye socket and broken nose and was bitten more than 20 times by a K9 during […]

Jul 27, 2016

Appeals court won’t reconsider Wake County election ruling

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court won’t reconsider a decision earlier this month that Republicans in North Carolina’s Legislature drew election maps in the state’s second-most populous county to benefit the GOP. An order Wednesday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said they won’t meet to re-examine a July 1 ruling. […]

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