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Trials Set For NC Legislature Protesters

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first group of protesters arrested during this year’s mass protests at North Carolina’s legislature are set to have their day in court. About 20 people arrested while attending Moral Monday […]


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Police Release 911 Tape In Fatal Police Shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A sobbing woman pleads for police to “please hurry” because a man was breaking into her front door during a 911 call recorded moments before a responding officer shot and killed […]

CBS Charlotte–09/18/2013

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McCrory Absent As NC NAACP Protests At Mansion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — About 150 people marched in a solemn procession around North Carolina’s Executive Mansion on Monday to protest voting law changes by the state’s Republican-led legislature. But Gov. Pat McCrory wasn’t there […]


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Union Groups Join NC NAACP At Labor Day Event

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The protest movement against the Republican-led North Carolina legislature continues on Labor Day by focusing on what its critics call anti-worker legislation. Representatives of the state AFL-CIO and Farm Labor Organizing […]


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NC Protesters Rally To Keep Pressure On Lawmakers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina civil rights activists are using the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to keep pressure upon state legislators to repeal policies they argue hurt minority groups and the […]


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‘Moral Monday’ Protests Head To Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Moral Monday demonstration is headed to a downtown Charlotte park. Monday’s protest is the latest stop for the movement that has drawn thousands of people to weekly demonstrations in Raleigh. […]


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Wake County DA Offers Plan For Arrested Protesters

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County’s district attorney has proposed deferred prosecution for the more than 900 people arrested during the series of Moral Monday protests at the N.C. Legislature. District Attorney Colon Willoughby is […]

CBS Charlotte–08/13/2013

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McCrory Quietly Signs Sweeping NC Elections Bill

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor quietly signed into law a measure Monday that makes sweeping changes in how and when the state’s voters can cast their ballots, drawing howls from the NAACP and […]

CBS Charlotte–08/12/2013

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‘Moral Monday’ Protests Heading To Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — With the North Carolina General Assembly finished for the year, protesters are bringing their Moral Monday demonstrations on the road. The NAACP and other liberal groups plan to protest Monday at […]

CBS Charlotte–08/05/2013

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Teachers Crowd NC’s Monday Political Protests

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of North Carolina teachers and other protesters on Monday staged one of the largest of the almost-weekly demonstrations opposing Republican policy decisions. The North Carolina Association of Educators brought busloads […]

CBS Charlotte–07/30/2013