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State Briefs, March 19, 2015

    SENS. BURR AND TILLIS  AMONG THE 47 GOP’ERS WHO SIGNED IRAN LETTER [WASHINGTON, D.C] Among the 47 Republican US senators who signed and sent a  open letter to  the Iranian government in hope of crippling Pres. Obama’s negotiations over their nuclear capabilities, were North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The letter, sp ...

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STATE BRIEFS, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

UNC SYSTEM BOARD ELIMINATES THREE CAMPUS CENTERS [CHARLOTTE] As expected, the UNC Board of Governors Feb. 27th voted to discontinue three campus centers it deemed to be unnecessary, amid criticism that the Republican-led board did so out of political retribution. Acting on a recommendation from its committee, the board eliminated the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at Chapel Hill, the NC Center ...

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Coleman announces bid For Lt. Governor

  SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL Linda Coleman announced Wednesday that she will once again make a bid for NC Lieutenant Governor during the 2016 elections. “I'm running for Lieutenant Governor because we need a new approach in Raleigh. North Carolinians know that I am battle tested and ready to go to bat for the middle class and to create jobs for our future,” Coleman said. “I cannot sit by silentl ...

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STATE BRIEFS, FEBRUARY 19, 2015

VICTIM OF WPD DOG BITE SETTLES FOR $82,500 [WILMINGTON]  Officials with the City of Wilmington will settle with Johnnie Williams, a man bitten by a police dog following a chase. The City  will pay $25,000 of the settlement and the city's insurance agency will pick up the rest.  The settlement will total $82,500. On Halloween Night 2013, Williams allegedly drove through a DWI checkpoint almost running over a ...

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STATE BRIEFS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

PROSECUTOR NOT RULING OUT HATE CRIME IN TRIPLE CHAPEL HILL SHOOTING [CHAPEL HILL].Durham's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he is not ruling out the possibility of a hate crime in the Tuesday evening shooting deaths of three Muslim students at a condo near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. District Attorney Roger Echols echoed comments earlier Wednesday by Chapel Hill's police chief, who sa ...

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MCCRORY’S FINANCIALTIES QUESTIONED IN ETHICS COMPLAINT

RALEIGH, N.C. - As he enters the second half of his term this week, Governor Pat McCrory is facing allegations of ethics violations. Progress North Carolina Action has filed an ethics complaint against the governor, accusing him of failing to disclose ownership of stock in Duke Energy, failing to report income from Tree.com, and failing to report he was on the board of Tree.com. Progress North Carolina Acti ...

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LENNON LACY’S GIRLFRIEND GONE INTO HIDING

FROM NEWSWIRE REPORTS Questions continue to be raised by the family of 17-year old Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging from a swing set from a dog leash and a belt in Bladenboro, N.C. Now reportedly his 32-year old girlfriend, Michelle Brimhall, has gone into hiding. Reports confirm that Brimhall’s parents have acknowledged that their daughter has a drug problem. They also indicated that they haven’t heard f ...

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