State Politics

NC lawyers face bar complaints for Racial Justice Act work

Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, were among a team of attorneys who used the short-lived law to convert a North Carolina death row inmate’s sentence in 2012 to life without possibility for parole.

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Under the Dome

Tillis and Burr vote for same-sex marriage benefits

North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr were among 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats Thursday night for a non-binding budget amendment that would give legally married same-sex spouses Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned, and ensure them equal treatment under the law.

Home & Garden

Help for birds winging their way through NC

Wildlife gardeners who want to see the elusive Le Conte’s sparrow should head outdoors in mid- to late April. That’s when the small yellow-breasted, brown-streaked bird is most likely to be spotted as it migrates north to Quebec for the summer.

Cary News

Cary residents weigh in on Cary Towne Center proposal

Cary Towne Center’s request to allow three-story buildings at the mall prompted a mixture of responses from Cary residents on Thursday in what was seen as the first step in a long process toward welcoming TopGolf, a Texas-based company that builds elaborate driving range/restaurant complexes.

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