UNC board weighs conservative center to foster diversity, counter ‘mono-culture’

UNC board weighs conservative center to foster diversity, counter ‘mono-culture’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 Members of the UNC Board of Governors are thinking a conservative-leaning center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would restore intellectual balance to the state’s college campuses. “We are trying to address a problem that seems to be endemic in higher education all across the United […]

Hackers seize N.C. county’s computers, demand 2 bitcoin ransom

Hackers seize N.C. county’s computers, demand 2 bitcoin ransom

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2017 Hackers have taken a North Carolina county’s computer files hostage and are asking for a ransom of 2 bitcoins, officials said. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said on Dec. 5 that the hacker or hackers have essentially frozen the county’s electronic files and gave officials until 1 p.m. EST […]

Stanford professor’s plan to change NC voting districts hailed by Democrats

Stanford professor’s plan to change NC voting districts hailed by Democrats

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2017 The plan drawn up by a Stanford University law professor to reshape North Carolina’s voting districts is being lauded by state Democratic leaders. Republicans condemned it as a political power play. Nathaniel Persily on Dec. 1 submitted proposed voting district changes in Wake, Cumberland, Guilford, Hoke, Mecklenburg, Bladen, Sampson […]

Group takes credit after North Carolina lawmakers take action on campus reforms

Group takes credit after North Carolina lawmakers take action on campus reforms

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2017 A conservative think tank is touting its role in “advancing needed reforms” on college campuses in North Carolina, including free speech legislation that was passed by the state’s legislature this summer. The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal thanked its supporters “for helping us make great strides this […]

Republicans brace for state house losses in North Carolina, nationwide

Republicans brace for state house losses in North Carolina, nationwide

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2017 Democrats are looking to make major gains in many state legislatures in 2018 and 2020. “If Democrats do not make significant gains in the states in these two elections, Republicans will dominate another decennial round of redistricting that could place not only state legislatures but also the U.S. House […]

Diversity showdown in Asheville: ‘Ruling cabal’ defies state over control of City Council

Diversity showdown in Asheville: ‘Ruling cabal’ defies state over control of City Council

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 The scenic mountain city of Asheville in western North Carolina is being torn by a power struggle over the political diversity of its City Council. A North Carolina state senator said the city held what he called a “sham” referendum in order to preserve the City Council’s power after […]

North Carolina governor grants state’s highest honor to Loretta Lynch despite controversies

North Carolina governor grants state’s highest honor to Loretta Lynch despite controversies

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to award former Attorney General Loretta Lynch with the state’s highest civilian honor for public service is “an insult to the people of our state,” the executive director of the NC Values Coalition said. The awards are administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and […]

Judge dismisses complaint seeking to stop destruction of 2016 NC voting records

Judge dismisses complaint seeking to stop destruction of 2016 NC voting records

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 A North Carolina resident’s bid to prevent the destruction this week (Nov. 8) of state records from the 2016 election culminated on Nov. 7 with his complaint being dismissed by the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division. Presiding Judge Vince Rozier granted a motion to dismiss David W. […]

Gay/transgender rights a top issue in mayoral races in North Carolina’s 2 largest cities

Gay/transgender rights a top issue in mayoral races in North Carolina’s 2 largest cities

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2017 Charlotte and Raleigh will hold mayoral elections on Nov. 7 with gay and transgender rights taking center stage after passage of the House Bill 2 compromise replacement law. Charlotte will choose a new mayor to replace Jennifer Roberts, who lost the Democratic primary last month amid a fight over […]

North Carolina GOP balks at ‘special master’ to help redraw General Assembly districts

North Carolina GOP balks at ‘special master’ to help redraw General Assembly districts

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2017 A judicial panel’s appointment of a “special master” to help North Carolina’s General Assembly with redistricting would “obstruct the state’s ability” to redraw the district lines, Republican leaders said. The three judge panel announced last week it would appoint Stanford University law school professor Nathaniel Persily as what’s called […]

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