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Column: Fair Trial for Matthew Fenner Compromised by Media Bias & Changing Witness Testimonies?

Column: Fair Trial for Matthew Fenner Compromised by Media Bias & Changing Witness Testimonies?

Creating An Impossible Environment for Fair Matthew Fenner/WoFF Trials? Most anyone living in Rutherford County has some awareness of local stories about Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF), pastors Jane & Sam Whaley and a high visibility court case involving charges of kidnapping and assault allegedly occurring at the Spindale church in January, 2013 during a […]

NC Seed Board to meet Friday

NC Seed Board to meet Friday

N.C. Seed Board to meet Friday in Raleigh WHO/WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Members of the N.C. Seed Board will meet to discuss how to proceed with a recent cotton seed complaint and other administrative items. 10 a.m., Friday, July 19 Hall of Fame Room, Agriculture Building 2 W. Edenton St., Raleigh The N.C. Seed […]

Lawmaker ‘needed in Raleigh,’ gets 3rd continuance in cyberstalking case

Lawmaker ‘needed in Raleigh,’ gets 3rd continuance in cyberstalking case

JULY 10, 2019, BY FRANK TAYLOR N.C. Rep. Cody Henson was set to have his criminal case on a cyberstalking charge heard Tuesday at the Transylvania County Courthouse in Brevard, but his attorney instead requested and was granted a continuance in the case. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press July 23 is the latest hearing date […]

Massive document shredding at Cherokee County DSS raises questions

Massive document shredding at Cherokee County DSS raises questions

JULY 9, 2019, BY KATE MARTIN, Carolina Public Press The Cherokee County Department of Social Services paid a contractor for shredding services for a massive number of documents in 2018, at the same time as a criminal investigation into unlawful child seizures. Photo illustration by Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press Massive numbers of documents went […]

Wheeler versus Caulder-WoFF Trespassing Case Dismissed

Wheeler versus Caulder-WoFF Trespassing Case Dismissed

RUTHERFORDTON —”The Wheeler for NC” campaign case filed in small claims court against Jayne Caulder over an alleged trespassing case at the Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) church has been dismissed. Wheeler, appearing pro se, was suing for the $4500 in legal fees spend to defend him, Wayne Guffey, and John Huddle against the trespassing […]

Supreme Court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census

Supreme Court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census

FROM THE ACLU… The Supreme Court ruled against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. As ACLU proved in court, the Trump administration’s goal in adding a citizenship question to the census was to depress response rates and in turn harm communities by reducing their political representation and federal funding. Those uncounted would be […]

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of NC laws protecting hog industry from nuisance actions

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of NC laws protecting hog industry from nuisance actions

By Lisa Sorg, NC Policy Watch RALEIGH —State lawmakers allegedly violated the North Carolina constitution when they passed legislation that stripped residents of their right to sue industrialized hog operations for nuisance, according to a legal complaint filed this week.   The complaint, filed in state court, claims the NC Farm Acts of 2017 and […]

Sexual assault cases in NC plagued by long lags after arrests made

Sexual assault cases in NC plagued by long lags after arrests made

JUNE 17, 2019, BY KATE MARTIN Valerie Pearce, an assistant district attorney in Pitt County, sits in front of the courthouse in Greenville. She describes facing a substantial backlog of sex crime cases that have been delayed. Calvin Adkins / Carolina Public Press Once law enforcement arrests a rape suspect in North Carolina, the wait only […]

North Carolina’s 2018 Juvenile Crime Rate Dips to Lowest Rate Recorded

North Carolina’s 2018 Juvenile Crime Rate Dips to Lowest Rate Recorded

Read the 2018 Juvenile Justice Annual Report HERE Raleigh—North Carolina’s juvenile crime rate fell to its lowest point since the state began recording juvenile crime data – 16.18 complaints per every 1,000 kids – according to the latest report from the Department of Public Safety’s Juvenile Justice section. “As Attorney General and now as Governor, […]

Hofeller files: Lawmakers lied to federal court in 2017, preventing NC from getting special election

Hofeller files: Lawmakers lied to federal court in 2017, preventing NC from getting special election

By Melissa Boughton, NC POLICY WATCH ______________________________________________________________________ The 2011 North Carolina legislative maps are among the largest racial gerrymanders ever encountered by a federal court, and the state could have held a special election under new voting districts, but GOP lawmakers lied about needing more time to draw them, according to documents from deceased mapmaker […]

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