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A violent arrest for marijuana possession shows how cops must adjust to hemp products

Friday, December 01, 2023

Police in North Carolina recently arrested people for smoking legal hemp products that smell just like marijuana, which is still illegal there.


In red states where marijuana is illegal, other hemp products flourish

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

A loophole in the farm bill allows for the sale of hemp products that include a form of THC. North Carolina is one state where stores selling intoxicating hemp products have popped up.


A psychoactive hemp product is available where marijuana is banned due to a loophole

Monday, August 28, 2023

Marijuana is still outlawed in most red states, but stores there have found a way to sell intoxicating hemp-based products. It's all because of a loophole in a federal law.


Republicans have North Carolina House supermajority after Rep. Tricia Cotham switch

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Republicans in the North Carolina House now have a supermajority after Rep. Tricia Cotham switched from the Democratic party to the GOP.


North Carolina certifies the Green Party, which could allow it onto the Senate ballot

Monday, August 01, 2022

National Democrats have questioned the validity of the Green Party's signatures on a petition drive needed to get a spot on the state ballot.


North Carolina's Green Party says Democrats are working to keep it off 2022 ballot

Friday, July 15, 2022

The North Carolina Board of Elections, which is controlled by Democrats, has — so far — refused to give the Green Party a spot on the ballot, citing possible fraud in their ballot petition.


Cawthorn's inflammatory comments have some Republicans in his district tiring of him

Saturday, April 09, 2022

Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who has been under fire for recent comments about Ukraine and life in D.C., joins former President Donald Trump at a North Carolina rally on Saturday.


GOP Congressman Madison Cawthorn has ruffled feathers in his 1st term

Friday, April 08, 2022

GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn has drawn several Republican primary challengers in his western North Carolina district. How are voters there feeling about the controversial congressman?


North Carolina's Supreme Court has rejected a congressional map that favored GOP

Monday, February 07, 2022

North Carolina Democrats have won a battle over the fairness of the state's congressional and state legislative maps. The state Supreme Court threw out maps that give the GOP the advantage.


Post-Confederate law bars Jan. 6 speaker Rep. Cawthorn from office, challengers argue

Saturday, February 05, 2022

The North Carolina Republican is accused of engaging in insurrection, which would make him ineligible for office under a provision in the 14th Amendment.


Former NFL player had severe CTE at time suicide and alleged murders, autopsy reveals

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A coroner in South Carolina says the autopsy of a former NFL player who was accused of killing six people and then himself in April 2021 shows he had severe brain disease known as CTE.


North Carolina delays 2022 primaries to give redistricting challenges more time

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The midterm primaries for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat, 14 U.S. House seats and 170 legislative seats have been moved from March until May by the state Supreme Court due to voting map lawsuits.


Republicans In Rep. Rice's District Are Stunned He Voted To Impeach Trump

Friday, January 15, 2021

Some Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump are facing strong criticism from their constituents. In South Carolina, Republicans believe Rep. Tom Rice will lose to a GOP challenger next year.


What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

In 2021, states will redraw voting district lines to redistribute political power. In many places, the fight over where lines fall is expected to be bitter and partisan.


Examining The Republican Vote In Rural North Carolina

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

President Trump won the state of North Carolina by a narrow margin in this year's election. But rural counties gave Republicans even more votes than they did in 2016.


North Carolina Sees An Intense House Race

Friday, October 30, 2020

A Republican candidate for a House race in North Carolina is getting attention for his young age and for what critics say are thinly veiled white nationalist views.


North Carolina Lawmakers Split On Absentee Ballot Rules After 2018 Election Scandal

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

With hundreds of thousands of North Carolina absentee ballots in the mail, Democrats and Republicans there are still fighting over the rules on how to fill out and when to submit those ballots.


N.C. Race Is One That Could Determine Which Party Controls U.S. Senate

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In North Carolina, GOP Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham held a second debate. The fight over the open Supreme Court seat was one issue. A Democratic win could flip control of the chamber.


COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes Heated Issue In Pivotal North Carolina Senate Race

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cal Cunningham says he usually has confidence in the FDA's approval process but is hesitant amid "extraordinary corruption in Washington," leading Republicans to characterize him as an "anti-vaxxer."


Hundreds Of GOP Delegates Journey To Charlotte Semi-Bubble For Scaled-Down Convention

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Republicans kept a small part of their convention in Charlotte there to satisfy contractual obligations. The smaller event includes measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.