Monthly Archives: November 2018

By: James B. Hunt, Jr. James G. Martin Michael F. Easley Beverly Eaves Perdue Patrick L. McCrory NORTH CAROLINA – The General Assembly has had its share of face-offs with the Courts. Repeatedly, judges have ruled unconstitutional any laws that would give executive power to the legislature — most recently blocking a legislative raid on the appointment power of the Governor. Unable to get their way by passing laws, they now seek to change the NC Constitution to let the General Assembly control all names put forward to fill vacancies in the courts, and take control over the state board that overse…

Carolina Colours volunteers get A+ for well-attended candidate forum

CAROLINA COLOURS – Tuesday night, this upscale community off Hwy 70 just east of New Bern did more than its fair share to bolster respectful political discourse in our area, particularly in the wake of Hurricane Florence that almost eliminated public venues this election season. In a typical election season, the three counties that comprise State Senate District 2 would see a half-dozen or more opportunities for candidates to appear together in a public setting. But not so this year, thanks mostly to a Category 1 storm that hit the region on Sept. 13. “This year has been very unusual,” said Nor…