Tag: North Carolina

Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.

DURHAM, N.C. — Political leaders in one of the most progressive parts of the South have dreamed for two decades about an ambitious plan for a transit line connecting Durham, the home of Duke University, with nearby Chapel Hill. Funds were pledged and renderings were drawn. But in recent days, Duke, which has labored to […]

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Nassir Little NBA Draft Projections: Mock Drafts for UNC Guard

Getty Nassir Little can become an elite NBA defender. Duke earned all the offseason recruiting press, signing a quartet of top-15 freshmen in Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish, RJ Barrett and Tre Jones. Rival North Carolina didn’t too poorly itself, reeling in the No. 3 player in the class in forward Nassir Little. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder […]

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North Carolina State Supreme Court Appoints First Black Woman Chief Justice

Image: iStock Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, the first black woman supreme court justice to lead the state Supreme Court, was sworn in this past weekend in front of more than 1,000 people, according to the Fayetteville Observer. Beasley, appointed to the state’s highest court in 2012 by Democratic governor Beverly Perdue, was sworn in by […]

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Duke Big Man Marques Bolden Went Down With A Leg Injury Against North Carolina

Getty Image Despite the injury-related absence of Zion Williamson, Saturday’s tilt between Duke and North Carolina was must-see television for any college basketball fan. After all, the rivalry is the best in the sport in the eyes of many and, given the impressive level of performance from both teams this season, this season’s final battle […]

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Duke-UNC Top Matchup on Saturday College Basketball Odds

Getty Duke and North Carolina are hoping to square off again in the ACC tournament. Besides Saturday’s conference tournament action, there are 17 Top-25 teams in action, with many of their opponents trying to earn at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. But none of the games are bigger than the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels […]

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Exclusive: ACLU Threatens Legal Action if North Carolina Doesn’t Transfer Trans Inmate to Women’s Prison

Screenshot: ABC 11 News Despite numerous requests to be transferred, North Carolina continues to hold Kanautica Zayre-Brown, a trans woman, behind bars at a men’s correctional facility, a choice that imperils Zayre-Brown’s safety daily, she and her advocates say. On Monday night, the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter (pdf) to North Carolina’s Department of […]

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North Carolina Sets New Date for Redo Election in Congressional House Race

North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District will remain without representation in the House until at least September. The state elections board, which concluded last month that fraud had tainted November’s voting for the seat, ruled on Monday that a new open primary would be held in the district on May 14 and a new general election […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible

The Dodge Shadow and its Plymouth Sundance sibling were among the last members of the extended Chrysler K-car family to be built, sold from the 1987 through 1994 model years and replaced by the Neon after that. Millions were sold, but these cars are all but forgotten today. Chrysler built a handful of convertible Shadows, […]

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North Carolina Operative Indicted in Connection With Absentee Voter Fraud

L. McCrae Dowless Jr., the North Carolina political operative whose illicit voter-turnout effort on behalf of a Republican congressional candidate led the state to order a new election, has been indicted, a North Carolina prosecutor said Wednesday. Four other people were also charged. Mr. Dowless, 63, faces the gravest set of accusations, including three counts […]

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Mark Harris, Tainted by Fraud Allegations, Will Not Run in New North Carolina Election

Mark Harris, the North Carolina Republican who nearly won a seat in Congress last year but saw his political fortunes collapse after the revelation that his campaign had financed a fraud-tainted voter-turnout effort, said on Tuesday that he would not run in a new election. In a statement on Tuesday, less than one week after […]

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Republican Cries Against Voter Fraud Go Mostly Quiet After Scheme Tied to Party

RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican politicians across the country have for years railed against the threat of voter fraud. Some have made unproven claims about how rampant it has become in order to pass voter ID laws and open sweeping investigations. The sanctity of the vote, they have said, must be protected at all costs. But […]

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Kanautica Zayre-Brown and the Cold, Routine Cruelty of How the Criminal Justice System Treats Trans Women

Screenshot: ABC 11 News Kanautica Zayre-Brown is a woman. Kanautica Zayre-Brown was convicted of a crime. Kanautica Zayre-Brown ought to be in a women’s prison. But since 2017, she has served the beginning of a 9-year, 11-month sentence in Harnett Correctional, a men’s prison in Lillington, N.C., despite her repeated pleas to be transferred. The […]

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New Election Ordered in North Carolina Race at Center of Fraud Inquiry

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina election authorities on Thursday ordered a new contest for Congress in the state’s Ninth District after the Republican candidate, confronted by days of evidence that his campaign underwrote an illegal get-out-the-vote effort, abandoned his defense and called for a new vote. The unanimous ruling by the North Carolina State […]

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North Carolina Republican at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Election

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign is at the center of a fraud inquiry, on Thursday called for a new election. “I believe a new election should be called,” Mr. Harris told the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Thursday, the fourth day of a […]

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