A local candidate for Judge accepted campaign contributions and paid expenses from his campaign account while his campaign was terminated from active status by the North Carolina State Board of Elections, records show.
A top Mecklenburg County judge is defending the recent practice of the county’s magistrates of letting criminal defendants charged with felony crimes free while awaiting trial by issuing a summons instead of sending them to jail and giving them bond.
Legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly on Monday included a provision that would prevent soldiers in the North Carolina National Guard from having to repay money they were accidentally overpaid while responding to Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
The scene was an all-too-recent memory for nearby residents. Main Street was covered by feet of water just two years earlier when flooding from Hurricane Matthew forced water from the Lumber River through the town.
The FBI is investigating Greg Lindberg, a Durham businessman, for felony crimes related to drug crimes, crimes against financial institutions or money laundering, according to a federal grand jury subpoena issued to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
The North Carolina Republican Party took nearly $2 million from a political donor who is now under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
The announcement comes one day after a WBTV investigation that exposed new information showing leaders of the Charlotte Diocese, among others, knew of allegations of sexual abuse against two priests decades before either man was removed from ministry.
For months, WBTV has been gathering internal church documents, some dating back to the 1980s, related to two priests removed from their positions as pastors at churches in the Charlotte Diocese following reports of abuse.