North Carolina Teachers Just Closed Schools With A Massive Protest

By Dave Jamieson, -

Thousands of North Carolina teachers poured into downtown Raleigh and marched to the state’s General Assembly on Wednesday morning in the latest in a series of red-state public school teacher [...]

How Solar Panels On A Church Rooftop Broke The Law In N.C.

By Dan Gearino, -

A North Carolina environmental group that tried to challenge the state's utility monopoly by installing solar panels on the roof of a predominantly African-American church and selling the church [...]

How Durham, NC Became The First U.S. City To Ban Police Exchanges With Israel

By Zaina Alsous and Sammy Hanf, -

Durham, North Carolina became the first city in the country to ban local police exchanges with Israel on April 16, when the city council unanimously passed a resolution opposing any international [...]

Man Led Away In Handcuffs After Protest Outside Duke Energy CEO’s Home

By Staff, -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One person was arrested after a handful of protesters set up a makeshift fracking tower outside the south Charlotte home of Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good Wednesday morning. About [...]

CIA’s Secret Torture Program Sparked Citizen-led Public Reckoning In North Carolina

By Alexandra Moore, -

President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, is reported to have overseen a U.S. site in Thailand where torture of a suspected terrorist took place. Later she allegedly helped [...]

North Carolina Tribes Fear Impact Of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction

By Elizabeth Outz, -

American Indian tribes in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are making an eleventh-hour plea to stop construction until regulators can ensure ancient artifacts and their ancestral lands [...]

DA Drops Charges Against Remaining Confederate Statue Protesters

By Virginia Bridges and Joe Johnson, -

District Attorney Roger Echols announced Tuesday afternoon that he is dropping the charges against the five remaining people accused of destroying a Confederate statue in downtown Durham last [...]

NC Governor’s Office Occupied By Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protesters

By Anne Meador, -

Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline filled North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s office Friday and refused to leave until he reverses course on the pipeline. About 25 people began their [...]

N. Carolina Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill Of Rights Campaign

By Sarah Miles, -

A cold snap the first week of this year took a toll on North Carolina’s cities. In Greensboro alone, 38 water mains broke—and despite near-zero temperatures, municipal workers like Charles French [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hits More Delays In North Carolina

By Elizabeth Ouzts, -

North Carolina regulators Wednesday announced the latest round of setbacks for the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline — delaying a decision on the project’s clean water certificate until as late as [...]

Farm Workers Sue North Carolina To Protect Their Union Rights

By Brian Hauss, -

By Brian Hauss for ACLU - Dolores Huerta, the legendary civil rights icon and farmworker activist, had it right: “Organized labor is a necessary part of democracy.” Day in and day out, unions [...]

North Carolina Nixes Part Of The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Proposal

By Lisa Sorg, -

By Lisa Sorg for The Progressive Pulse - The NC Department of Environmental Quality has rejected the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s erosion and sediment control plan, dealing yet another setback to [...]

North Carolina Delays Decision On Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By Elizabeth Ouzts, -

By Elizabeth Ouzts for Southeast Energy News - Faced with a Monday deadline and a lopsided number of public comments opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s [...]

New Model For Conservative Rule And Progressive Renewal

By Tyler Norris, -

By Tyler Norris for NC Policy Watch - My home state was once a model for progress. For half a century, North Carolina was a beacon of moderation in the South, an outlier dubbed the “Dixie Dynamo” [...]

A Window Into The Horrors Of Our History

By Greg Huffman, -

By Greg Huffman for Facing South - I am a child of the South. I was born in North Carolina, grew up in Catawba County, and have never lived outside the state as an adult. My sister and I joke [...]