Lawmakers tighten Legislative Building access rules – Wilson Times

Raleigh, N.C. — A hastily called committee voted Thursday to pass new rules for citizens’ use of the Legislative Building – just in time for planned protests next week.

The rules haven’t been updated since 1987. The Legislative Services Commission, which sets the rules, hasn’t even met since 1999. Rep. Larry Hall, D-Durham, said he and other commission members weren’t officially appointed until Wednesday. 

Democrats say the rule changes are a blatant attempt to keep protesters in the "Moral Monday" movement out of the building. Republicans say the update was needed because of recent court rulings in Moral Monday arrest cases from last year. (Source: Read more)


The Political Agitator response: SMDH! This is so damn crazy! Sheriff Woodard is so much smarter than what is being portrayed here.

The differences in how Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard and sheriff’s candidate Joey Gardner would handle drug investigations and crime in the county have both candidates speaking out.

Gardner said there are specifics he will address in the near future that will be of concern to the public.

Woodard countered that Wilson County deputies are putting their lives on the line every day to stop drug activity and crime is down in Wilson County.

The controversy began with what many in the community are now calling “Vangate,” even taking to local radio to debate the series of events.

Woodard abused his power as sheriff when he asked that the van Gardner was riding in be pulled over when he was only observing polling sites, Gardner said. (Source: Wilson Times)

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The Van Incident