The North Carolina General Assembly has passed legislation that would allow Wayne County Public Schools to keep a low-performing elementary school instead of turning it over to state control in the Innovative School District.
UNC teaching assistants and instructors are on strike, withholding over 2,200 student grades, over proposal to put Silent Sam Confederate statue in an university history center. Faculty signed a letter of support.
Lawmakers have been debating a voter ID bill crafted in response to a November referendum on the idea. NC last required ID in the 2016 primary election, when State Sen. Van Duyn says “over 1,000 people were denied a ballot on Election Day.”
Jens Lutz, a former Democratic Party county chairman, resigns from Bladen County elections board. Lutz warned of illegal absentee ballot tampering or fraud before the votes were tallied in the Harris-McCready race.
North Carolina led the United States in 2018 with the most teachers who’ve been certified by the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards. For the 13th year, Wake County led all districts in the U.S. with the most nationally certified teachers.
Democrats Cal Cunningham and Terry Van Duyn have already announced their 2020 campaign for NC Lieutenant Governor. The current Lieutenant Governor, Republican Dan Forest, is expected to run for Governor in 2020 against Roy Cooper.
Despite a criminal record and financial troubles, McCrae Dowless became a player in Bladen County politics. Now he is involved in the absentee ballots election scandal in North Carolina’s 9th district.
Mark Harris owes Red Dome Group consulting firm for Bladen County absentee work. The county’s absentees are at the center of the investigation into the election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
Tear gas billowed across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France's "yellow vest" movement.
Siri interrupts Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller on Monday, December 3, 2018, during his comments after being sworn in as a commissioner for the 2018-2020 term. The interruption brought laughter throughout the chamber.