NC committee OKs bill that gives felons new start – WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — Some felons in North Carolina would get a fresh start under a bill passed by a Senate panel Wednesday that allows judges to erase some nonviolent convictions if the individuals meet a series of requirements.

The bill would affect current and future felons and has been in the making for a decade. The Senate Rules Committee approval moved it to the full Senate for debate. (More)

NC regulators hear arguments in energy merger – Sun Journal

RALEIGH — North Carolina environmentalists have made a last-ditch effort to block what will become the nation’s largest electric utility.

Duke Energy has been trying for a year and a half to merge with Progress Energy and has one final hurdle to clear before the coupling — the blessing of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Six commissioners met with representatives from the energy companies and the environmental group Monday to review information on the impact of the merger. The conclusion of the meeting has kicked off a countdown to a decision. (More)

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Homegoing Celebration For Gloria Jean Reed Alston Rocky Mount NC

My condolences goes out to the family of the late Gloria Jean Reed Alston Rocky Mount NC.

Gloria was an employee of N.E.E.D. Inc. Rocky Mount NC for several years also. 

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Worthy Is He – Alamba Spirituals

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Princeville board recesses over restraining order – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — A contradictory interpretation of a restraining order dated in Feb. 27, 2012 caused Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates to recess the town’s regularly scheduled June meeting until Thursday. The action took place shortly after 8 Monday night. (More)

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George Zimmerman Evidence Shows Extent To Which Police Doubted Self-Defense Claim

A new trove of evidence released by the Florida state attorney prosecuting George Zimmerman for second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin reveals the extent to which law enforcement doubted Zimmerman’s early claims of self-defense. (More)

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Bar manager served criminal summons over discrimination claim – WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man who claims he was physically removed from a downtown bar because he is black has filed a complaint against one of the bar’s employees.

The criminal summons, issued on June 22, was served Tuesday against Todd Chriscoe, who manages The Downtown Sports Bar and Grill on Glenwood Avenue. (More)

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Hunter: She and John Edwards no longer a couple – Winston Salem Journal

Rielle Hunter says she and former presidential candidate John Edwards have ended their relationship.

Hunter told ABC’s "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that she and Edwards were still a couple until late last week, as details from Hunter’s memoir became public. The breakup was painful, but Hunter said Edwards will still be involved with their daughter, Quinn, who is 4 years old and lives with Hunter. (More)

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