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District Court Appointments

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday appointed veteran public defender Tracy Hewett to the Mecklenburg County District Court seat previously held by Yolanda Trotman, who resigned Trotman resigned effective Dec. 31.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:22:10

Unemployment

State officials say North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in March, a drop from 5.1 percent in the prior month.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:21:21

Civil Rights Center

A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:20:29

HB2 Court Case

Transgender residents of North Carolina have withdrawn their request for an appeals court to review their ongoing legal battle against the state.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:19:39

Class Size

School advocacy groups were hopeful Friday that the Senate would soon act on a bill that school districts say is needed to prevent thousands of potential teacher layoffs and cuts in art, music and physical education classes in North Carolina elementary schools.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:18:50

DSS Reform

A complete revamp of the state's social services system is proposed in legislation touting the reformation of the state's child welfare system.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:18:01

Mayoral Debate

Five months before the mayoral primary, three Democratic candidates for mayor held their first forum before more than 200 people Saturday, with Mayor Jennifer Roberts and challengers Vi Lyles and Joel Ford debating the city's response in releasing video of the Keith Scott shooting.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:17:00

Resignation

The newly elected chair of the Guilford County Democratic Party has resigned almost two weeks after taking the position.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:14:19

Appointed

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed a new judge to preside in Mecklenburg County District Court.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:08:49

Recusal Refusal

Greg Sankey, the Southeastern Conference commissioner who is also the chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, has refused a request that he recuse himself from the ongoing NCAA investigation into UNC-Chapel Hill, the Associated Press reported on Friday.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:08:00

Cold Cases

North Carolina's top law enforcement agency will use retired agents and law school students to investigate cold homicide cases that local officers rate as having the highest chance of success.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:07:13

Ribbon Cuttings

Toting abnormally large scissors, dozens of Chamber of Commerce executives will attempt to set a world record this week.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:06:09

OBX Attendance

Visitors to National Park Service sites on the Outer Banks spent $197.7 million last year in nearby motels, rental homes, shops and restaurants, according to a new report.

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:05:19

Guilford Town Hall

What if they held a legislative town hall for nine representatives and senators, and just one showed up?

MODIFIED: 04/23/17 19:04:20

Crossover for a Cause

The North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association and Donate Life NC want you to lace up your sneakers during "Crossover for a Cause" week.

MODIFIED: 04/22/17 11:43:20

YOU DON’T SAY...

"They repackaged it and put a little lipstick on it, and it was still just as ugly."
Gov. Roy Cooper, on why he vetoed the General Assembly's second bill merging the state board of elections and ethics commission.
THE INSIDER, 4/21/17

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