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District Attorney: Felony Charges Remain Against Defend Durham Protesters

District Attorney Roger Echols says felony charges against a group accused of pulling down a Confederate monument downtown still stand, despite an announcement in court this morning to the contrary. This morning, seven people charged in connection with the August 14 toppling of the monument appeared in court, where their attorney, Scott Holmes, said Echols […]

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Poll: Trump, Burr, Tillis All Hugely Unpopular With N.C. Voters

A new poll from Elon University shows that the approval ratings President Trump and Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are far underwater among North Carolina voters. Trump’s approval stands just shy of 37 percent—a slight improvement from last month’s 34.4 percent rating in the same poll, owing entirely to a slight rise in […]

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UNC Students, Faculty Rally Against Silent Sam, Monitoring of Protesters

UNC students and faculty rallied today against the continuing presence of the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam and the university’s use of an undercover officer to monitor a group that has been speaking out about the statue since August. A crowd gathered at UNC’s South building, where UNC police chief Jeff McCracken and vice […]

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The Lights Fantastic at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

While most of us are putting out pumpkins, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens (Belmont, NC) are getting ready for Christmas. They have to, how else will they manage to string 600,000 colorful lights for their Holiday Lights at the Garden in time for opening day?  Holiday Lights opens the day after Thanksgiving and lasts until […]

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