Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:51:11 GMT
A dog that was rescued from euthanization two weeks was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by a Sheriff's Deputy after the dog attacked three people, including its owner and the officer. It wasn't the firstMore >>
A dog that was rescued from euthanization two weeks was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by a Sheriff's Deputy after the dog attacked three people, including its owner and the officer.More >>
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said Friday he will sign two controversial pieces of legislation into law, a bill mandating voter ID and bill putting new rules and restrictions on abortions.
Attorney General Roy Cooper earlier had written to McCrory, asking him to veto House Bill 589, which makes changes to voting and election laws.
"I write to state my strong opposition to the election reforms contained in House Bill 589 and ask that you veto this regressive legislation," Cooper wrote in a letter to McCrory on Friday. "For years, North Carolina has taken steps that encourage people to vote while maintaining the integrity of the system."
Cooper says in the letter that "the legislation will make it harder for North Carolinians to vote". Among the other objections, Cooper believes the bill will:
-Severely restrict working people's opportunities to vote early and on weekends;
-Prevent new voters from pre-registering so that they can vote as soon as they turn 18 years of age; and
-Stop people from voting if they show up at the wrong polling place by mistake.
Cooper also says he believes the law will be challenged in court. A release from the Attorney General's office mentions the U.S. Department of Justice announcing Monday that it would fight state laws that restrict voting rights. Cooper expects challenges from civil rights groups as well.
"With a veto, you can encourage more people to be involved in the political process, stop this bad public policy, and prevent the confusion and cost of a legal battle," Cooper wrote to McCrory.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:40:32 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates running for seats in both chambers of Congress met in Wilmington on Tuesday night, just three weeks before primary election day in North Carolina. The Lower Cape FearMore >>
Lowering the national debt, preserving national security, and the role of government were some of the issues on the table as candidates for U.S. House and Senate met in front of a crowd Tuesday night in Wilmington.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:06:17 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Seventh Congressional GOP candidates David Rouzer and Woody White are trumpeting their fundraising efforts as their primary campaigns head toward the May 6 primary election. Rouzer,More >>
Seventh Congressional GOP candidates David Rouzer and Woody White are trumpeting their fundraising efforts as their primary campaigns head toward the May 6 primary election.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:43:05 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A legislative task force has made some recommendations to the entire General Assembly for overhauling teacher compensation in North Carolina. But several educators on the panel areMore >>
Members of a legislative task force on Monday made recommendations about raising pay for North Carolina's public school teachers. But, several educators on the panel are not happy about what was said.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:20:06 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Taylor Griffin once worked with some of the most powerful people in Washington, DC. Now the former Bush and Helms staffer wants to go back to the nation's capitol, as a memberMore >>
Taylor Griffin has worked in the political world for years. Now he is making his first try at winning an elected office for himself, running as a candidate in the Third Congressional District and challenging Rep. Walter B. Jones. More >>
Saturday, April 12 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-12 17:11:13 GMT
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A preliminary review from analysts at the N.C. General Assembly claims a film-industry sponsored report released last week incorrectly concluded that the state's film incentives createMore >>
A preliminary review from analysts at the N.C. General Assembly claims a film-industry sponsored report released last week incorrectly concluded that the state's film incentives create positive returns.More >>
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