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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina actuary accused of insider trading ahead of a merger between two energy companies has been indicted on federal fraud charges. Eric Hill, 44, of Charlotte, was charged with fraud in connection with the purchase and sale of securities and seven counts of securities fraud, according to a criminal...
    An attorney who testified before the Supreme Court in the Bush v. Gore Florida recount in 2000 is predicting litigation ahead in a 2020 election battle that could stretch well past Election Day in battleground states or those states with divided government. "Every day, we seem to have another federal judge that changes the election...
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            by Andrew Trunsky  President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee on Saturday filed suit to prevent North Carolina officials from adopting measures that would allow a greater number of absentee ballots to be counted in November. The State Board of Elections said Tuesday that it would allow November...
    Loading the player... Sen. Kamala Harris was in North Carolina today, campaigning at two critical events as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee shores up support in the Black community. Harris spoke at Shaw University in Raleigh, one of the state’s historically Black colleges and universities. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which the late Rep. John...
    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris urged voters on Monday not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election, charging it's the GOP's goal to make people feel like their votes don't matter. “We will not give up, and we will not give...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris urged voters on Monday not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election, charging it’s the GOP’s goal to make people feel like their votes don’t matter. “We will not give up, and we will not give in,” the Democratic vice...
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Kamala Harris urged voters on Monday not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election, charging it's the GOP's goal to make people feel like their votes don't matter. “We will not give up, and we will not give in," the Democratic vice presidential...
    President Trump and Joe Biden are essentially tied in the presidential race in the battleground state of North Carolina, according to a poll released Monday. The former vice president has a narrow edge of 45.7 percent to 45.4 percent over Trump in the Tar Heel State, with just 6 percent of voters saying they...
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a machete smeared satanic and sadistic messages in blood on a sorority house at a North Carolina college and on a vehicle belonging to a student living there, police said Monday. East Carolina University Police Cpt. Chris Sutton told WITN that someone flagged down a department officer...
    President Trump's 2020 campaign committee and the Republican National Committee are suing the North Carolina State Board of Elections after the board's recent legal settlement making rules governing absentee ballots less restrictive. “North Carolina Democrats colluded in a backroom deal to overhaul North Carolina’s election procedures just weeks before Election Day," RNC spokesperson Mandi Merritt told Fox...
    COLUMBIA, MD. (WJZ) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a Maryland man wanted in a non-fatal shooting that happened in Columbia in June. Winston Hughes, 22, is charged with attempted murder, assault and numerous firearms charges in the shooting of 23-year-old Deandre House, of Baltimore. House was in critical condition with multiple injuries but has...
    A former White House aide is working to boost President Trump's support from mothers across the country by investing $3 million into an ad campaign targeting suburban moms. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, recently launched Moms for Safe Neighborhoods, which will air a 30-second spot on networks and shows that appeal...
    The Donald J. Trump For Reelection Campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) sued Saturday the state of North Carolina to block a rule that would allow absentee ballots to be cast without proper witness verification. The North Carolina elections board, controlled by Democrats, issued guidance Tuesday that allows mail-in ballots partially filled out to...
    A new poll of North Carolina shows Democrat Joe BidenJoe BidenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Biden campaign sells 'I paid more income taxes than Trump' stickers Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose MORE with a razor-thin lead in the battleground state of North Carolina, which is...
    President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee on Saturday filed suit to prevent North Carolina officials from adopting measures that would allow a greater number of absentee ballots to be counted in November. The State Board of Elections said Tuesday that it would allow November ballots with incomplete information to be fixed without...
    A haunted house Halloween attraction in North Carolina turned into a real-life horror show — with shots fired during a wild brawl involving about 1,000 people. Officers were first called to the Reaper’s Realm Haunted house in China Grove Saturday on reports of gunfire — only to be met by the “chaotic” mass brawl...
    A haunted house Halloween attraction in North Carolina turned into a real-life horror show — with shots fired during a wild brawl involving about 1,000 people. Officers were first called to the Reaper’s Realm Haunted house in China Grove Saturday on reports of gunfire — only to be met by the “chaotic” mass brawl in...
    BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — A 31-year-old woman was rescued after a search to find her in a patch of thick North Carolina woods spanned two days. The U.S. Coast Guard and other emergency responders launched a search-and-rescue operation at around 9 p.m. Friday after the woman became lost during a walk by the Buxton Woods...
    By STEVE PEOPLES, AP National Political Writer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is fighting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, howling with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and warning that violent mobs are infiltrating the suburbs. But on a recent morning along Arbor Street, a peaceful tree-lined road with stately brick Colonials and...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is fighting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, howling with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and warning that violent mobs are infiltrating the suburbs. But on a recent morning along Arbor Street, a peaceful tree-lined road with stately brick Colonials and Tudors near Winston-Salem, the women who are...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – WINSTON-President Donald Trump is fighting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, howling with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and warning that violent mobs are infiltrating the suburbs. But on a recent morning along Arbor Street, a peaceful tree-lined road with stately brick Colonials and Tudors near Winston-Salem, the women who are the...
    By SCOTT SEXTON, Winston-Salem Journal WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Like she does most days, Maya Patrick walked out her front door ready for another round of classes at the UNC School of the Arts. Some days she walks to campus; others, she unlocks her white cruiser bike and pedals overs. “I live pretty close,” she...
    An illegal alien has been charged with raping a child in Cherokee County, North Carolina, local law enforcement officials confirm. Benito Morales Mendez, a 39-year-old illegal alien, was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on statutory rape charges after allegedly fleeing to Texas in an attempt to evade arrest. In January, a complaint was...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin, two battleground states that Trump won in 2016, by eight and 10 points, respectively, according to an NBC News/Marist poll. In Michigan, Biden leads Trump 52%-44%, while he leads in Wisconsin 54%-44%, the poll shows. The margins reflect a gap between the...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Law-enforcement officers in North Carolina shot at a man who attacked sheriff's deputies with a machete and drove his car at a police officer in separate encounters, authorities said. The Times-News reports that the suspect, Benjamin Michael Morley, was treated for a wound on his left leg after police apprehended...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not...
    Voters say the Supreme Court vacancy has added to the already high stakes of the presidential election.  In the battlegrounds of Georgia and North Carolina, most say it makes the election feel even more important — it's one more factor in an election in which most voters from both parties think their culture and way of...
    FRANKLIN Graham is a pro-Trump pastor, and president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He recently led a National prayer March in Washinton DC, praying for the country and showing support for Donald Trump. But who is Franklin's wife, Jane? 3Franklin and Jane have been married since 1974 Who is Franklin Graham's...
            by Andrew Trunsky  Some Democrats in critical battlegrounds worry that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not campaigning vigorously enough in their states. While Biden has taken a low-key approach to campaign across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Democratic figures in Texas and North Carolina remarked that his...
    By ZACK PLAIR, The Dispatch MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — In the middle of the woods on his parents’ property in the Morgantown community, Mark Henry sits on a stack of freshly cut oak columns for a water break. To his right are the tools of his side hustle -- a Wood-Mizer LT 40 commercial grade...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shirley Dixon-Mosley had never sent a ballot through the mail. She always treasured casting her ballot in person. But for November’s election, she voted early and by mail because she didn’t want to take any chances. “I want to make sure my vote got in and it counted,” said the 75-year-old...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign committee and the Republican National Committee sued Saturday to block North Carolina election officials from enforcing rule changes that could boost the number of ballots counted in the presidential battleground state. The Republicans’ lawsuit claims a new system adopted by the state Board of Elections will allow...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a 24-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison for a 2015 killing. The Wilmington StarNews reports that the state's highest court ruled Friday that a judge failed to give Tyler Greenfield's proposed instructions on self-defense to jurors before...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with misusing confidential information to make $380,000 in fraudulent securities transactions related to Duke Energy’s proposed purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. The Charlotte Observer reports that Eric Hill's insider trading indictment was unsealed Friday after he made his initial appearance in federal court....
    By BRYAN ANDERSON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shirley Dixon-Mosley had never sent a ballot through the mail. She always treasured casting her ballot in person. But for November's election, she voted early and by mail because she didn't want to take any chances. “I want to make sure...
    Reuters September 26, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had extended a ban until 2032 on oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, weeks after a similar extension affecting offshore drilling in the waters off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. “I’m extending the moratorium to North...
    Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., this week warned he has “grave concerns” over North Carolina’s mail-in voting process after several tentative changes were made, including allowing more time for ballots to arrive after Election Day in November. “I have said in the last two debates that I trusted the absentee ballot system in North Carolina, until...
    President Trump on Friday announced a ban on oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia — expanding an Atlantic moratorium he established this month. Trump announced the surprise restrictions at a large campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. He had earlier this month banned drilling off the coast of Florida, Georgia and...
    By BEN STANSELL, Salisbury Post MOUNT ULLA, N.C. (AP) — Being the director of fun has never been so complicated. Michelle Patterson, the “director of fun” who oversees Patterson Farm Market and Tours, has been planning and executing farm-related events for decades. While strawberry picking in the spring is popular, Patterson Farm’s agritourism business flourishes...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended a ban until 2032 on offshore oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina, weeks after a similar extension affecting drilling in the waters off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The Republican president ordered the extension in a memo to his interior secretary that did...
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law making it a serious crime for convicted felons to vote before their right is restored, even when it's an unintentional mistake, is racially discriminatory and needs to be blocked for the November election, a federal lawsuit says. Two civil rights advocacy groups suing the State Board of...
    Black North Carolina voters are seeing their ballots rejected at twice the rate of white residents in North Carolina, a study by a University of Florida (UF) elections expert reported. Black voters in the state are seeing around four percent of ballots rejected. Voter advocates say this is because a higher proportion of Black voters...
    A pair of state elections board members in North Carolina resigned this week after a lawsuit settlement pushed by the Democratic-controlled board that would tweak absentee ballot law to make ballot harvesting easier. Ballot harvesting, or the practice of allowing political operatives and others to collect voters’ ballots and turn them in en masse to...
    By BRYAN ANDERSON, Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Friday that three death row inmates will have their sentences reduced to life in prison through the state's now-defunct Racial Justice Act. The 2009 law allowed death row inmates to go through an appeals process to receive...