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Goolsby rips NAACP protests as 'Moron Monday'

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby has gone on the offensive against a weekly series of NAACP-led protests at the General Assembly. Goolsby referred to the events dubbed "Moral Monday" by organizers as "Moron Monday." Full story...
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New Hanover County Democrats respond to Goolsby editorial

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Senator Thom Goolsby showed his true colors last week when commenting on the Moral Monday protests in Raleigh against cuts to education, healthcare, early voting, and unemployment compensation. Full story...
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AG Cooper disagrees with Senate plan to move SBI

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper is speaking out against Republican plans to move the state bureau of investigation out of his control. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory signs bill to combat sex trafficking in North Carolina

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory signed Bill 122, into law Wednesday, which requires sex traffickers to register as sex offenders after they serve their prison sentence. Full story...
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Supporters of film industry rally downtown

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With only two days notice, supporters of Wilmington's film industry attracted thousands of people Downtown to rally against possible changes in the state's film incentives. Full story...
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McCrory signs Monkey Junction tax bill into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into a law an exemption that will keep residents in Monkey Junction from having to pay property taxes to the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Senate approves Goolsby's Racial Justice Act repeal

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videoThe state Senate agrees that the Racial Justice Act should be repealed completely in North Carolina as one way to restart executions after a more than six-year hiatus. Full story...
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Monkey Junction property tax exemption bill passes

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videoA bill that would allow the city not to charge Monkey Junction residents for city property taxes has been passed by both the NC Senate and House and been sent to Gov. Pat McCrory to be signed into law. Full story...
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NC Senate panel backs Goolsby's execution rule changes

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video An effort by Senate Republicans that they say will kick-start the resumption of executions in North Carolina and get rid of the Racial Justice Act has been approved by a legislative committee. Full story...
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THE RANT: Local defense attorney strongly against Sen. Goolsby's death penalty bill

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The recent movement to repeal the Racial Justice Act (RJA) sends the message that racial discrimination is acceptable in the North Carolina justice system. Full story...
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Goolsby discusses bill to repeal Racial Justice Act

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby vowed to end the de facto moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. Goolsby said District Attorneys statewide have called on him to try to repeal the Racial Justice Act. His proposal would completely repeal the law. Full story...
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Sen. Goolsby files bill to end 'de facto moratorium' on death penalty

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videoThe process for executing those sentenced to death in North Carolina would be streamlined under legislation presented in the NC General Assembly. Full story...
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Goolsby bill seeks open government rule violation as crime

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videoA lawmaker's effort to make it a criminal misdemeanor for an official to violate North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws faces an uphill climb in the state Senate after committee members and local government lobbyists objected. Full story...
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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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