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    Racial Justice Act Case Headed to State Supreme Court

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight | Tagged

    The News and Observer reported today that a Racial Justice Act case is headed to the state Supreme Court.  According to the article, “Prosecutors will be challenging a Cumberland County judge’s 2012 decision converting Robinson’s death sentence to life in prison without possibility for parole.” While Civitas reported several weeks ago that the Racial Justice […]

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    North Carolina Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for 17th DWI

    Posted in Crime, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Many of you have probably heard the news about the North Carolina man being sentenced to 7 years in prison for his 17th DWI. Such news may lead many to wonder: So what is the difference between a DUI and DWI?  Do they mean the same thing?  What verbiage does North Carolina (NC) use?  What […]

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    Will Convicted Felon and Home Leave Participant be Arrested While Out for Weekend?

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Changes have been made to the Prisoner Home Leave Program but there are still questionable convicts being released on the weekend.  One of the new rules to the policy was that the District Attorney had to be notified when a new prisoner has qualified for home leave by the Department of Corrections.  The District Attorney […]

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    Should We Even Consider "Banning the Box?"

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    This morning we are hearing about another case of a church volunteer being inappropriate with a child in a church facility. While we all want to believe that people who want to work with children have a great heart and no other motivation, there is a need to be smart. Read here to get more […]

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    Eliminating teacher tenure: What does NC think?

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    NCAE and others have been vocal in criticizing provisions in the State budget that would eliminate teacher tenure. As the largest teacher association in North Carolina and an arm of the National Education Association, NCAE's actions are not surprising. Still it's fair to ask: Are Republican legislators stripping away teacher protections and ramming through unpopular […]