Democrats object to reinstatement of citizenship question in 2020 census

Democrats object to reinstatement of citizenship question in 2020 census

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 North Carolina has joined 11 other states in a lawsuit filed in federal court seeking to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, a report said. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and 11 other attorneys general from mostly Democrat-majority states filed […]

Republicans seek to support conservative students in Asheville, NC schools

Republicans seek to support conservative students in Asheville, NC schools

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2018 The chairman of the Buncombe County, North Carolina Republican Party called out Asheville City Schools for “liberal institutional bias” and “tolerated discrimination” against conservative students, a report said. The Asheville Tribune published a letter from county GOP chair Carl Mumpower to Asheville City Schools Superintendent Denise Patterson in which […]

NC town balks at honors for secret project involving WWII Soviet aviators

NC town balks at honors for secret project involving WWII Soviet aviators

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2018 The city council in Elizabeth City, North Carolina has voted to reject placing a 25-ton monument in a local park to honor Soviet World War II aviators who had trained in the area as part of a secret project. The Russian Defense Ministry had pledged to pay for the […]

In gun-friendly NC, minority Democrats press new laws and AR-15 classes are suspended

In gun-friendly NC, minority Democrats press new laws and AR-15 classes are suspended

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2018 Wake County in North Carolina has stopped offering a publicly-funded class at a local law enforcement training center in which participants could shoot an AR-15, a local news report said. Meanwhile, Democrats in the North Carolina legislature proposed new gun laws during a press conference on March 19, the […]

What students are being taught in Asheville, NC public schools

What students are being taught in Asheville, NC public schools

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2018 To mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school massacre, students at Asheville City Schools in North Carolina were permitted to take part in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence, according to a local news commentary about this and other issues parents are having with the public […]

As gun control mania sweeps nation, voices of reason push back in Virginia, NC and online

As gun control mania sweeps nation, voices of reason push back in Virginia, NC and online

by WorldTribune Staff, March 4, 2018 In the nearly three weeks since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, advocates pushing for stricter gun control laws have monopolized the national conversation. Now, those on the other side of the issue are beginning to push back. In a March 2 speech to the Virginia House of Delegates, […]

‘Gun girl’ challenges top Democrat in NC House

‘Gun girl’ challenges top Democrat in NC House

by WorldTribune Staff, March 2, 2018 A Republican who is certified by the NRA as a firearms trainer will run against the Democrat leader of North Carolina’s House of Representatives, who has called for stricter gun control laws, a report said. Rhonda Allen filed to run for the District 39 seat on Feb. 28, the […]

NC county leaders consider armed teams to provide school security

NC county leaders consider armed teams to provide school security

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2018 Officials in North Carolina’s Wilkes County have proposed using teams of armed security personnel in the county’s public schools, a report said. According to a Feb. 23 report by the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, Wilkes County Commissioner Eddie Settle said the goal is “to have a security team armed and ready […]

Former GOP governor of NC calls for investigation of his successor

Former GOP governor of NC calls for investigation of his successor

 uby WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2018 Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is calling for an investigation into what he referred to as a $58 million “slush fund” set up by current Gov. Roy Cooper linked to permitting for the advancement of a natural gas pipeline. “The people of North Carolina will not stand for […]

Conflict? NC Senate shifts governor’s pipeline ‘slush fund’ to local school districts

Conflict? NC Senate shifts governor’s pipeline ‘slush fund’ to local school districts

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2018 The North Carolina Senate on Feb. 9 passed legislation that will redirect what was being called a $58 million “slush fund” of Gov. Roy Cooper to local school districts. The fund was linked to permitting for the advancement of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that will […]