4 of 12 Asheville, NC city council candidates self-identify as socialists

4 of 12 Asheville, NC city council candidates self-identify as socialists

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 A growing socialist presence in Asheville, North Carolina “became clear” recently “when a full third of the candidate field heading into the Oct. 10 city council primary self-identified as socialists,” according to a report by Asheville Unreported. The revelations were made at a candidate forum sponsored by the Asheville […]

NC basketball national championship team will not be visiting the White House

NC basketball national championship team will not be visiting the White House

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2017 Did March Madness just surrender to September hysteria? On the same day President Donald Trump rescinded an invitation to NBA champion Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry, a team spokesman for the University of North Carolina’s NCAA championship-winning men’s basketball team said the team won’t be making the […]

North Carolina in the running for Amazon’s second HQ

North Carolina in the running for Amazon’s second HQ

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2017 North Carolina is hoping that a new budget initiative with enhanced incentives for businesses will entice Amazon to choose the Tar Heel state as the location for its second headquarters. Earlier this month, Seattle-based Amazon said it would spend $5 billion in construction and hire up to 50,000 high-paying […]

Economic powerhouse Taiwan has made ‘going green’ a national priority

Economic powerhouse Taiwan has made ‘going green’ a national priority

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Taiwan’s socio/economic success story is world renowned.  Yet an unfortunate byproduct of Taiwan’s rapid industrial development from the 1960’s through 1980’s involved considerable amounts of air and water pollution.  Taiwan’s next challenge strives to create a cleaner environment by widespread policies of going green. In […]

Retired Army major sues to stop destruction of 2016 NC voting records

Retired Army major sues to stop destruction of 2016 NC voting records

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2017 A North Carolina resident has filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the destruction of voting records from the 2016 election. David W. Goetze, a retired Army major with the Military Police Corps, filed the suit against Gov. Roy Cooper in the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, asking […]

Workers World Party organized rally that toppled Confederate statue in Durham

Workers World Party organized rally that toppled Confederate statue in Durham

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2017 Three activists with ties to the communist Workers World Party have been arrested and charged with felonies for their roles in the Aug. 15 toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Takiyah Thompson, a student at North Carolina Central University, was charged with two felonies related to […]

North Carolina legislature passes Restore Campus Free Speech Act

North Carolina legislature passes Restore Campus Free Speech Act

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2017 North Carolina’s legislature has passed a campus freedom of expression bill that will prevent college administrators from disinviting speakers some on campus find objectionable and disciplines those who “shut down” the speech of others. The Restore Campus Free Speech Act passed the NC House 80-31 with 10 Democrats voting […]

North Carolina ordered to redraw district lines by Sept. 1

North Carolina ordered to redraw district lines by Sept. 1

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2017 A panel of three federal judges has ordered the North Carolina legislature to redraw 28 of the state’s 170 General Assembly districts by Sept. 1. The ruling on July 31 did not order special elections, which state Democrats had pushed for. The federal court said last year the 28 […]

North Carolina Democrats look to redistricting to change the political dynamics in Raleigh

North Carolina Democrats look to redistricting to change the political dynamics in Raleigh

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2017 Pained to see Republicans routinely overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes, Democrats in North Carolina are hoping redrawn districts will enable them to knock down the GOP’s super-majority. A federal court ruled that 28 North Carolina House and Senate districts are illegally race-based. That ruling was upheld earlier this year […]

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