Despite the victory of outsider Donald Trump in the GOP presidential primary, there were few signs of a political prairie fire Tuesday as North Carolina voters generally cast their ballots for well-established candidates.
I have covered some of the most colorful Southern political figures of recent decades, from George Wallace to Jesse Helms. Donald Trump’s rally last week, though, was the first to feature arias from Italian operas.
When he was running for the 12th Congressional District seat in 1992, state Rep. Mickey Michaux of Durham famously quipped: “I love the district because I can drive down I-85 with both car doors open and can hit every person in the district.”
VIDEO: Judge Hudson’s ruling found that new DNA evidence raised questions of Howard's guilt. Howard, 54, was freed shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday and reunited with his wife Nannie Howard, who married him several years after he was convicted. “I want to go see my grandchildren, go see my mom and go home,” Howard said.
Darryl Howard, a free man, hugs his wife after two 1995 murder convictions are vacated by Durham judge
Darryl Howard thanks his supporters after being released from prison
NC Industrial Commission signs agreement with US Department of Labor