Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – State Senator Thom Goolsby is getting some national attention for his stance on protests at the General Assembly led by the North Carolina NAACP.
Buzzfed.com blasts Goolsby in an online piece apparently authored by Jamison Doran, who writes about a "back and forth" he had with the Senator following an op-ed article Goolsby authored for The Chatham Journal. "Goolsby is a member of a very unpopular state legislature and has shown how entitled he thinks he is and how out of touch he is with the people of his state," writes the blogger. "Engaging in bullying tactics whenever challenged by people who disagree with you is not how someone in public office should behave."
Hundreds have been arrested in the weekly demonstrations at the General Assembly, which are called "Moral Mondays" by leaders at the NAACP. The group is planning a sixth week of protests this evening.
"Never short on audacity, the Loony Left actually named their gathering "Moral Monday." Between the screaming, foot stomping and disjointed speeches, it appeared more like "Moron Monday", Goolsby wrote in the opinion piece dated June 7th. "The gathering was supposed to influence legislators. However, no one thought to bring out any senate or house member from either party."
Goolsby did send a comment on the issue. "I enjoy communicating with all of my constituents," he said in a text message. "I will tell them what's on my mind and will not sugarcoat where I stand. I am a real guy who cares deeply about my community. I am proud of my record and will remain in personal touch with the people who elected me.
Monday, September 1 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:52:38 GMT
Retiring Seventh District Congressman Mike McIntyre was inducted into The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor bestowed in the state of North Carolina. McIntyre received a certificateMore >>
Rep. Mike McIntyre has received the highest honor given by the state of North Carolina, induction into the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The honor given to McIntyre for his 18 years of service to the people of North Carolina as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:30:47 GMT
Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) and Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover) are spearheading an effort to get Gov. Pat McCrory to call a special session of the General Assembly to deal solely with economic developmentMore >>
Local lawmakers' request for a special session is being met with some opposition tonight. Reps. Ted Davis & Susi Hamilton of New Hanover County believe a session focused solely on economic development is needed. But one conservative group is opposing the need for lawmakers to meet again to increase the JDIG program.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:37:34 GMT
Republican leaders in the General Assembly say they have reached a compromise deal on implementing new coal ash regulations, and forcing Duke Energy to close all 33 of its coal ash ponds across North Carolina. AccordingMore >>
House and senate lawmakers in the NC General Assembly passed a bill mandating cleanup of all Duke Energy coal ash ponds by the year 2029. The action follows a massive spill of coal ash into the Dan River in February from a company site in Eden. You can click on a link inside this story to see the specifics of the bill, which is now headed to the Governor's desk.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:51:31 GMT
The Film and Entertainment Grant Fund proposal will go back in front of state lawmakers tomorrow and Wednesday, after House and Senate conferees made slight changes to the proposal already approved inMore >>
It appears lawmakers are moving forward with a grant fund that will replace the current Film Incentive Tax Credit that has been in place to lure film and television productions to North Carolina.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:30:44 GMT
Governor Pat McCrory is appointing Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin as the new Chief Justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court. Judge Martin will replace the current Chief Justice, Sarah Parker, whoMore >>
Governor Pat McCrory's decision to elevate Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin to be the new Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is being met with criticism from Judge Ola Lewis of Brunswick County, who is opposing Martin for the seat in the November General Election.More >>
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