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Fayetteville, NC
Politics and General Assignments Reporter — Fayetteville Observer

Justice system, legislative and general assignment reporter, and political columnist for The Fayetteville Observer

Capitol Affairs: Marriage amendment still on N.C.'s books, and may stay - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — North Carolina's now unenforceable marriage amendment to its state constitution remains on the books despite Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution. The lines that say marriage is defined as a union "between one man and one woman" stay until the people of North Carolina vote to delete them.

Four Cumberland lawmakers agree with McCrory on Confederate flag plates - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — RALEIGH - Cumberland County's four Democratic lawmakers agree with Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that North Carolina should halt distribution of a specialty license plate that displays the image of a Confederate flag. Republican state House Rep. John Szoka of Cumberland County said he needs to study the issue. Republican state Sen.

Storm implodes restaurant window, topples trees, rips T-shirt business (with video) - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Emergency crews sprang into action around Fayetteville Friday night after a storm packing high winds, lightning and rain came through about 8 p.m. There were reports of a large window implosion at a restaurant, a T-shirt store heavily damaged by water, and a vehicle hit by a tree.

Capitol Affairs: Clock ticking on McCrory's Connect NC plan - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

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Capitol Affairs: McCrory's vetoes set the stage for 2016 - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — RALEIGH - Two vetoes in two days by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory against his own party - it's still hard to believe. But he put the stamp on Thursday on Senate leader Phil Berger's marriage bill for socially conservative magistrates. Then on Friday, he put it on Cumberland County Rep.

New federal lawsuit says NC legislative districts illegal, harm minority voters - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — They are among a group of 27 plaintiffs from throughout the state who say the districts violate the U.S. Constitution's 14th amendment requirement that the government treat all people equally. Their suit says the Republican-controlled legislature illegally drew districts with convoluted shapes in order to put as many black voters as possible into them.

NC House votes to let magistrates with religious objections opt out of marriage duties - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — The bill was drafted in response to a federal court ruling that overturned North Carolina's anti-gay marriage amendment last fall. The bill would allow magistrates and assistant registers of deeds to recuse themselves from all marriage duties - heterosexual or homosexual - if the have a religious objection to any particular unions.

N.C. legislators vote today on letting magistrates opt out of marrying gay couples - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — The bill was drafted in response to a federal court ruling that overturned North Carolina's anti-gay marriage amendment last fall. The bill would allow magistrates and assistant registers of deeds to recuse themselves from all marriage duties - heterosexual or homosexual - if the have a religious objection to any particular unions.

Councilman Crisp calls PWC bill 'travesty, embarrassment' - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — In a letter this week, Fayetteville City Councilman Bill Crisp calls House Bill 392, which is pending in the state Senate, a "travesty" that is "counter to American principles of democracy." Crisp sent the letter Tuesday night to state Sen. Wesley Meredith and provided a copy to the council.

Capitol Affairs: Partisan elections bill could roll back local GOP gains - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Republican bills at the General Assembly that cynics and Democrats think are designed to expand Republican power across the state may end up hurting Republican politicians in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. The Republican bills would turn most nonpartisan elections in North Carolina - the races for city council, board of education and for local and statewide judicial positions - into partisan races.
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Jun 30, 2015

Gov McCrory and city and county leaders press for Connect NC bonds package for roads and infrastructure #ncga #ncpol pic.twitter.com/Z7RIRWIpr1

Jun 30, 2015

Seeing Fayetteville and Cumberland officials at the Connect NC event #ncga #ncpol

Jun 30, 2015

At press event at Governor's Mansion with Fayetteville mayor Robertson. Event to promote gov's Connect NC bond program #ncga #ncpol

Jun 30, 2015

RT @ReutersLegal: Breaking: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals says #Apple orchestrated conspiracy among publishers to raise e-book prices.

Jun 30, 2015

RT @garydrobertson: Legal fight btwn @PatMcCroryNC, #ncga leaders over appointment powers heads to NC Supreme Court for arguments: bit.ly/1JnUFIJ

Jun 28, 2015

RT @gercohen: Also Article VI Sec 2(1) one year residency to vote voided by fed court (Andrews v Cody 1971) twitter.com/fo_woolverton/…

Jun 28, 2015

Time to put on the brakes! Red light cameras begin operating in Fayetteville on Wednesday: fayobserver.com/news/local/fay…

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