Thousands of people from North Carolina scored tickets to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Those that came ranged from college students to moms and retirees. Many said they hope Hillary Clinton supporters and Democrats will give the new Republican president a chance to make positive change in America.
No action reported on North Carolina’s redistricting case requiring special elections from the US Supreme Court. Uncertainty remains about whether lawmakers will have to redraw legislative districts by March and hold special elections.
Rep. Susi Hamilton, a Wilmington Democrat, will be serve as secretary of the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Reid Wilson, a longtime conservationist, will be chief deputy secretary.
Following a two-year investigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s civil rights office has written a “letter of concern” over what it calls North Carolina’s failure to protect the health of minority communities near large-scale hog operations.
Women from around the Triangle explain why they’re going to the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 in D.C., the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event – part rally, part protest – is expected to draw thousands and eight chartered buses leaving from North Carolina’s major cities are already sold out.