Activists remind winning NC sheriff of pledge to end cooperation with ICE

Activists remind winning NC sheriff of pledge to end cooperation with ICE

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2018 Immigration activists are pushing the newly-elected sheriff in Wake County, North Carolina to follow through on his vow to end the county’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Gerald Baker, a Democrat who defeated incumbent Republican Donnie Harrison, said Wake County’s involvement with the federal 287(g) program will […]

2nd largest NC county may give students day off on Muslim holiday

2nd largest NC county may give students day off on Muslim holiday

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2018 Wake County Schools in North Carolina has proposed giving students the day off on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday marking the end of Ramadan, may be recognized as a teacher work day in Wake County Schools’ traditional calendar for 2020-21, the Raleigh News […]

Venture funding for tech firms spiking in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

Venture funding for tech firms spiking in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2018 A booming tech hub near Raleigh is only one reason venture funding for startups in North Carolina have reached $2.57 billion so far in 2018, a report said. The 2018 numbers are up 154 percent from 2017 ($1.01 billion) and a whopping 400 percent from 2013, when startups in […]

Pastor Andrew Brunson freed by Turkey

Pastor Andrew Brunson freed by Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2018 A Turkish judge on Oct. 12 ordered American pastor Andrew Brunson be released and sentenced to time served. Brunson was arrested in October 2016 and was detained for 18 months before being charged by the Turkish government with being connected to outlawed Kurdish groups and opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, […]

UNC prof nominates Christine Blasey Ford for distinguished alumna award

UNC prof nominates Christine Blasey Ford for distinguished alumna award

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2018 A professor at the University of North Carolina has nominated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to receive the university’s distinguished alumna award. Jennifer Ho, a professor in UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature, said in a letter nominating Ford that “What Dr. Blasey Ford did on September 27, 2018 […]

English professor arrested for stealing political signs in Asheville

English professor arrested for stealing political signs in Asheville

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 A UNC-Asheville English professor has been  charged with stealing political signs, including some reading “Drain the Swamp” and “Vote Republican,” a report said. Dr. Amanda Wray, an associate professor in the university’s English Department, turned herself in on Oct. 7 at the Buncombe County Detention Facility, according to a […]

Most indicted non-citizen voters in NC registered at DMV

Most indicted non-citizen voters in NC registered at DMV

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2018 Federal officials last month indicted 19 people in North Carolina on charges of voting illegally as non-citizens. All but one of them registered to vote at DMVs in the state, a report said. Logan Churchwell at the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which reports on non-citizens on voting rolls, told […]

ICE orders North Carolina to turn over voting records from 44 counties

ICE orders North Carolina to turn over voting records from 44 counties

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2018 The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina has subpoenaed records from the state board of elections and 44 county elections boards for voting records from Jan. 1, 2010 through Aug. 30, 2018, a report said. The subpoena came at the request of Immigration and Customs […]

‘The way a master owns a slave’: Court-enforced ‘guardianship’ of seniors emerges as national issue

‘The way a master owns a slave’: Court-enforced ‘guardianship’ of seniors emerges as national issue

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2018 At least 1.5 million adults in the United States are under the care of guardians and, critics say, are trapped in a flawed system which controls everything from a person’s finances to visits with family members. In North Carolina, Ginny Johnson described how, just three months after her 95-year-old […]

Public education alert: Fifth-grader punished by teacher for calling her ‘ma’am’

Public education alert: Fifth-grader punished by teacher for calling her ‘ma’am’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 A 10-year-old North Carolina student was punished after what his parents said was a respectful gesture toward his teacher – he referred to her as “ma’am.” Parents Teretha Wilson and McArthur Bryant said their 10-year-old son, Tamarion, was punished by his fifth-grade teacher at North East Carolina Preparatory School in Tarboro […]

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