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Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election | #elections | #alabama

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

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City Council

Mebane City Council considers Buc-ee’s proposal at hours-long meeting | #citycouncil

Mebane City Council approves Buc-ee’s proposal at hours-long meeting Updated: 4:00 AM EST Jan 9, 2024 After months of debate, the Mebane City Council voted ‘yes’ on the plan to bring Buc-ee’s to the area. It comes after dozens for people signed up to speak during public comment at the meeting Monday night. Top Stories […]

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City Council

Mebane City Council to vote on Buccee’s location on Monday | #citycouncil

The fate of North Carolina’s first Bucee’s could be decided on Monday. ALSO READ: Charlotte-Metro one of the best places to open a small business, recent study finds The mega gas station attraction, which began in Texas, has set its sights on a location in Mebane. That town is between Greensboro and Durham on I-85. […]

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Mayor

J. Jerome Newton makes history as first Black mayor of Mount Olive, N.C.

By Comatha B. JohnsonSpecial to the AFRO  On Dec. 13, 2023, the Rev. Dr.  J. Jerome Newton made history as the first African American to be sworn in as mayor of the town of Mount Olive, N.C., since it was incorporated in 1870. Newton, a Mount Olive native and a retired Marine Corps officer, took […]

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Alabama

Alabama ruling could help Democrats in multiple states | #elections | #alabama

The Supreme Court’s ruling that Alabama’s congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act could lead to new Democratic-leaning districts in several states and influence the battle for control of the House next year.  The ruling said Alabama had to create another district where Black voters could influence the election, but there is similar pending litigation […]

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Alabama

Legal fights over voting districts could play role in control of Congress for 2024 | #elections | #alabama

Democrats got a potential boost for the 2024 congressional elections as courts in Alabama and Florida ruled recently that Republican-led legislatures had unfairly diluted the voting power of Black residents. But those cases are just two of about a dozen that could carry big consequences as Republicans campaign to hold onto their slim majority in […]

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Alabama

Redistricting fights in these 10 states could determine which party controls the US House | Politics-national | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

(CNN) — Around the country, politicians are waging high-stakes battles over new congressional lines that could influence which party controls the US House of Representatives after the 2024 election. In North Carolina, the Republicans who control the state legislature have crafted a map that could help them flip at least three seats. Democrats, meanwhile, could […]

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Mayor

Greensboro shooting at Electric Tequila, Mayor Vaughan speaks out

Greensboro’s mayor, Nancy Vaughan, is calling for establishments to take more responsibility after a nightclub shooting. TOP STORIES2 Hospitalized in Greensboro shooting, SundayTwo arrested after Winston-Salem pursuitLatest on fire in Henderson County, North Carolina Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here Vaughan told WXII she was riding along with Greensboro police on […]

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Alabama

NC Democrat: ‘Sue the bastards’ over maps. Can that be a winning strategy? | WFAE 90.7 | #elections | #alabama

This story first appeared in WFAE reporter Steve Harrison’s weekly newsletter. Sign up here to get the news first in your inbox. Democratic Rep. Wiley Nickel of Cary didn’t hold back about the new Republican-passed congressional map, which gives the GOP the clear advantage in 10 of 14 seats. Democrats are strong favorites in three districts, and […]

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City Council

Charlotte City Council approves social district for Plaza Midwood | #citycouncil

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Charlotte City Council voted to establish a social district in Plaza Midwood on Monday night, making it the first in the Queen City. The vote was not unanimous, having passed 8-2. There are concerns about what walking around with alcohol might mean for Plaza Midwood. Jason Michel, the Executive Director of […]

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