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Some talented minority politicians in NC are ready to lead

August 30th, 2018|

Every North Carolina governor, U.S. senator, state Senate leader, lieutenant governor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction and secretary of state all have one thing in common. They’re all white. The influence of African-Americans in statewide office hit a peak in the 1990s, when Dan Blue (now a state senator) [...]

Steele Creek’s growth and location attracts businesses and residents

August 24th, 2018|

Businesses that would not have considered the Steele Creek area 15 years ago now find the area appealing with new Class A office space, destination retail, and a robust industrial sector.  Companies choosing the area include, German engineering giant Siemens relocated to Steele Creek in 2011 and opened a facility [...]

The Defenders: Same-sex couples excluded from NC government forms

August 17th, 2018|

A state lawmaker is promising action after our Defenders investigation uncovered a lack of equality for victims of domestic violence. Public records showed the paperwork required to file an order of protection excludes same-sex couples. Instead, North Carolina's domestic violence protective orders only make allowances for opposite-sex couples, those who [...]

NC lawmakers pass amendment to better protect victims of date rape

June 14th, 2018|

An amendment that would better protect victims that have been drugged without their knowledge has been passed by North Carolina lawmakers and is headed to the governor's desk. The amendment was proposed by Representative Chaz Beasley, of Mecklenburg County, who says he was inspired by the story of Leah McGuirk. McGuirk [...]

Advocates for plan to stop I-77 toll project say progress being made

June 13th, 2018|

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. - If the state of North Carolina cancels or modifies the Interstate-77 toll lane project, there's now a plan in place breaking down how the penalties or costs would be paid. In a reading Tuesday, state lawmakers unanimously passed an amendment in the House that will set aside [...]


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