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$2 Million Settlement Made On Inmates Death

December 20, 2019

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county in North Carolina will pay $2 million to the family of a woman who died of an overdose in jail.  Buncombe County agreed to the settlement Wednesday in the case of Michele Smiley, news outlets reported. An autopsy determined Smiley, 34, died of a methamphetamine overdose in October 2017. […]

McCrory Will Not Run For Governor, Maybe Senate

December 20, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he won’t try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022.  The Republican revealed his decision on his morning radio program in Charlotte, where he served as mayor for a record 14 […]

GREAT Grants Application Period Is Open

December 19, 2019

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $15 million in state funding aimed at helping bring high-speed internet access to rural parts of North Carolina. Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office, the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology […]

More Than A Mayor

December 19, 2019

If you have an opportunity to  meet with the new mayor of Apex, you will probably feel his energy before you see his face.  Jacques Gilbert is not your typical politician. As a matter of fact, before he ran for mayor his wasn’t a politician at all, he was a captain in the Apex Police […]

Elections Board Chastises Voting Equipment Vendor

December 19, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s election supervisors chastised the nation’s largest voting machine manufacturer on Friday for late software and supply changes involving the planned rollout in coming weeks of voting systems that were recently approved for use in 2020 elections. Still, majorities on the State Board of Elections accepted vote the software alterations […]

Native American Athlete’s Highway Marker Is Missing

December 19, 2019

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A highway marker in North Carolina honoring a Native American Olympic gold medalist has gone missing, officials say.  The marker honoring James “Jim” Francis Thorpe was reportedly still at its post in Rocky Mount as of last week, news outlets report, citing a state news release. The state Department of […]

Man Sentenced In Poison Scheme Against Roommate

December 19, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of trying to purchase radioactive material to put into his roommate’s food to kill him will spend just over six years in prison. A federal judge in Charlotte sentenced 28-year-old Bryant Budi to 78 months in prison, according to a Justice Department statement Budi and his roommate […]

Trump Impeached On Abuse Of Power And Obstruction

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The articles of impeachment, the political equivalent of an indictment, now go to the Senate for trial. If Trump is […]

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

December 18, 2019

WAKE COUNTY 2016 AND 2019 ACTION PLANS Notice is hereby given that Wake County is amending the 2016 and 2018 Action Plans. The Action Plan is part of the Five-year Consolidated Plan mandated by the National Housing Act of 1990 and is required for Wake County to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other […]

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