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Governor Cooper Announces Additional COVID-19 Funds Disbursed to 97 Counties for Public Health and Essential Services

Pandemic Recovery Office Disburses Additional $150 Million Of Federal Funds Allocated During Legislative Session Raleigh Jul 30, 2020 Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that an additional $150 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties has been disbursed this week. These funds are from the state-administered Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) that was passed […]

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Governor Roy Cooper Signs Executive Order No. 153 Limiting the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages After 11 pm

Raleigh Jul 28, 2020 With actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 beginning to have impact, Governor Roy Cooper is doubling down on prevention measures with Executive Order 153 stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries at 11 pm. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed. This […]

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Governor Cooper Appoints Two District Court Judges

Raleigh Jul 24, 2020 Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced new judicial appointments to serve Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, McDowell, and Rutherford counties. “These two attorneys are accomplished appointees who are bringing years of legal experience to the bench,” Gov. Cooper said. “I’m confident they will serve their districts with honor and fairness.” J. Calvin Chandler will […]

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COVID-19 proves that Senator Thom Tillis was wrong about rules for public health

By Dean M. Harris, NC Policy Watch – 7/22/2020   In 2015, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina argued that we don’t need government rules for public health in the food service industry, because the free market would protect public health and safety. As an example, he said that the government should not require Starbucks […]

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Police accountability: Accessing law enforcement records in NC

by Kate Martin   Audio from Carolina Public Press · Police accountability: Accessing law enforcement records in NC As calls for police accountability sweep the nation, more people are interested in understanding how to find out whether law enforcement officers in their communities have been accused of misconduct. However, even getting something as simple as a police report in North Carolina […]

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DISTRICT RAVAGED BY INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING AS INDICATIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS’ INVOLVEMENT BEGIN TO SURFACE

RUTHERFORD & MCDOWELL COUNTIES, NC —Judicial District 41 has been ravaged by drugs for decades. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable individuals in our society – the addicts, those living in poverty, and those with prior criminal histories who are easily discredited and overlooked – have been actively exploited, wrongfully imprisoned, and far too many have died […]

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Advisory: McDowell County Courthouse will reopen on Monday

Advisory: McDowell County Courthouse will reopen on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. McDowell County Courthouse will reopen on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. All court sessions will resume on Monday. July 20, 2020 as orignially scheduled. Court matters missed during this closure will be rescheduled and notices mailed out once new […]

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Rep. David Rogers, Sen. Ralph Hise Violate Legal & Ethical Mandates for PD Creation Outside of Public View

After the most recent article in the RC Catalyst series examining the state of our local government, additional information has been obtained regarding David Roger’s involvement in establishing the Public Defender’s Office. This information further illuminates the efforts to conceal the creation of this office, the identities of the officials involved, and the financial benefit […]

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UNC System-wide petition urges a move online rather than return to campuses

 By Joe Killian, NC POLICY WATCH This week a new UNC System-wide petition is calling on the system’s leaders to reconsider a mass return to the 17 UNC campuses next month as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in North Carolina.   As the state continues to post record days of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations the faculty, students […]

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Covid-19 Exposure Notice

July 8, 2020 A confirmed case of Covid-19 has been reported in The Public Defender’s Office for District 29A. This office serves both Rutherford and McDowell counties. The offices are currently closed for staff testing and cleaning. All exposed staff members are being tested and contacts are being traced at this time. If you think […]