Voter ID to go on NC ballots over Democrats’ protests

Voter ID to go on NC ballots over Democrats’ protests

by WorldTribune Staff, July 4, 2018 A ballot measure in November will ask North Carolina voters to decide if the state constitution should be amended to require photo ID for in-person voting. Republican lawmakers, who approved the ballot initiative over Democrats’ protests, say the photo ID requirement is necessary to prevent voter fraud and to […]

China imprisons North Carolina missionary working with ethnic group in Burma

China imprisons North Carolina missionary working with ethnic group in Burma

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2018 A group of U.S. lawmakers are calling on China to release a Christian minister from North Carolina who has been sentenced to seven years in prison in China for allegedly organizing illegal border crossings into Burma. Pastor John Cao, who is of Chinese origin, built 16 schools that serve […]

Meadows: ‘Evidence’ FBI altered witness interviews in Clinton, Russia probes

Meadows: ‘Evidence’ FBI altered witness interviews in Clinton, Russia probes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 There is “growing evidence” that FBI officials altered the records of witness interviews in the Hillary Clinton email and Russia election meddling investigations, a congressman said on June 19. Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, also said the FBI possibly misled Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz in […]

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 The U.S. Senate and North Carolina’s General Assembly are calling for Turkey to release an American pastor based in Turkey who was arrested in the purges which occurred in the aftermath of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, was charged […]

NC bill would put Voter ID constitutional amendment on the ballot

NC bill would put Voter ID constitutional amendment on the ballot

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2018 North Carolina state House Speaker Tim Moore last night introduced a bill that could lead to an amendment to the state’s constitution that would require photo identification for voters. Currently, North Carolina is one of 18 states that do not require any form of Voter ID at the polls. […]

Back-to-basics reforms likely in N. Carolina classrooms

Back-to-basics reforms likely in N. Carolina classrooms

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2018 Posting “In God We Trust” signs and ensuring that cursive writing and the multiplication tables are being taught characterize a series of school reforms being proposed by the Republican-led North Carolina legislature. One of the bills that advanced out of a key committee on June 5 would “require every […]

Two people of humble origins and the Biltmore Forest Country Club

Two people of humble origins and the Biltmore Forest Country Club

Special to WorldTribune.com, June 1, 2018 Commentary by John McNabb Author’s note: The following is my opinion based on personal experience and comments from others. ASHEVILLE, NC — I had breakfast with Sheila Fender in Biltmore Village this morning. After 45 years of loyal service and enduring love for Biltmore Forest Country Club she was summarily […]

NC’s GOP-dominated legislature forbids budget dissent from Democrats, including governor

NC’s GOP-dominated legislature forbids budget dissent from Democrats, including governor

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2018 Republicans are using their veto-proof majority in North Carolina in a first to push through a budget while refusing amendments from Democrats, a report said. NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and NC House Speaker Tim Moore have said they plan to hold a vote on the $23 […]

GOP bill would grant raises to NC teachers who get police training

GOP bill would grant raises to NC teachers who get police training

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 Teachers in North Carolina could get a 5 percent salary increase if they complete a training program to become school resource officers under the proposed “School Security Act of 2018”. Republican legislators have introduced legislation that would set aside millions of dollars for up to 3,000 teachers to complete […]

Is Apple planning major hub in NC? Gay lobby doesn’t know whether to whine or cheer

Is Apple planning major hub in NC? Gay lobby doesn’t know whether to whine or cheer

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 LGBTQ advocates are reportedly on the fence over whether Apple should build a corporate hub in North Carolina. Apple is said to be close to deciding on the project, to be built in the Raleigh-Durham area, which could create up to 10,000 jobs, a North Carolina economic development official […]