Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, will be the first time the NC Historical Commission considers a request to move Confederate statues under a 2015 law described as vague and confusing. Gov. Roy Cooper wants the statues moved to Bentonville Battlefield in Johnston County.
The N.C. Oil & Gas Commission postponed its inaugural meeting Wednesday amid questions of its legality. The commission now plans to meet this fall to consider citizen complaints about fracking moratoriums in Lee and Chatham counties.
The conservative Civitas Institute announced Tuesday, Sept. 19, that it will no longer operate the Carolina Plott Hound website that came under fire last week for promoting an anti-Semitic blog post about NC Attorney General Josh Stein.
The N.C. Oil & Gas Commission has scheduled its first public hearing this week, and plans to hear petitions against local fracking moratoriums. The administration of Gov. Roy Cooper has warned the Commission it is not legally constituted and can’t conduct state business.
Search warrants released in September 2017 detail an investigation into whether lobbyist Mark Bibbs committed lobbying violations in 2016 on behalf of NC Bail Academy, Rockford-Cohen Group, All American Bail Bonds and Cannon Surety. A complaint about Bibbs' activities was filed by Robert Brawley.
The conservative Civitas Institute is facing criticism for its website linking to an article that says Attorney General Josh Stein’s stance on immigration is due to his Jewish faith. A link to the article appeared on Carolina Plott Hound, a Drudge Report-style news aggregation site that Civitas bought several years ago.