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ECSU student to resign from city council
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
ELIZABETH CITY – A former Elizabeth City State University student who became a city council member after an appeal to the North Carolina Board of Elections is resigning less than a year after being sworn into office. Montravias King told The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City that he's resigning to take a job outside Elizabeth City. He declined to say
Voter suppression? There's an app for that
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
RALEIGH - Early voting in North Carolina is well under way. On Election Day, thousands will wait until the last minute, and there will be trained election monitors at polling stations to make sure people are given every legal opportunity to vote. This year, many will be armed with a mobile application to record in real time any voting irregularities across
McCrory, Tillis tout NC eugenics compensation
Monday, October 27, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina officials say help is on the way for some people sterilized under orders of state officials over several decades, but only a fraction of those who lost the chance to start a family will be compensated. Gov. Pat McCrory and state House Speaker Thom Tillis issued statements Monday ahead of Friday's deadline for the first
Lennon Lacyís death recalls Emmett Tillís
Sunday, October 26, 2014
BLADENBORO, N.C. – Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro. Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a swing set in the middle of a trailer park near the end of August,
Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then 10 years old and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter deemed mistreatment of students. By the time the principal called Carpenter’s mother in to discuss her daughter’s activity, young
Read your ballot
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By the time voters get to the polls this year, they’ll have heard plenty about Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger House Speaker Thom Tillis. And they’ll likely know a little about or at least recognize the names of their state and federal representatives. But what about what’s left on the ballot? Judicial races take up plenty of space
NC campaign flier has background lynching photo
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE – Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching. Multiple media outlets reported the fliers showed up Sunday at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries. The flier read "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will
Confederate pomp amid burial of slave's daughter
Sunday, October 19, 2014
RALEIGH – When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, were buried Saturday in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors was in attendance. So were members of the United Daughters of Confederacy. That the daughter of a man enslaved in the 1800s should live to see the 21st century
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