Just days after the Associated Press provided an in-depth look at the massive economic impact of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 — the so-called “bathroom bill” Republicans passed a year ago — lawmakers in the state struck a deal to repeal and replace the bill.
The original legislation, commonly known as HB2, limited LGBTQ rights in the state and restricted which public restrooms transgender people can use. Following the bill’s passage in March of last year, the Tar Heel state faced a major political and financial backlash. On Monday, an AP analysis found the bill would end up costing North Carolinians $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years.
So, now that HB2 has been repealed and replaced, will it be business as usual in North Carolina? Not quite. (Read more)
The Edgecombe County Commissioners will officially appoint Clee Atkinson as the Sheriff of Edgecombe County on Monday April 3, 2017 7:00 PM in the Commissioner’s room on the 2nd floor. Clee was selected to be the new Sheriff by the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee on March 23, 2017 and he will serve the unexpired term of Sheriff James Knight Retired until the 2018 elections. Clee received 127 votes out of a possible 198. Larry Woodley received 33 votes, Sheriff Captain Richard Allen received 19 votes and Sheriff Major Allen Moseley received 14. The room on the night of the appointment was standing room only.
After the Commissioners officially appoint Clee as Sheriff, Clee and his deputies will head over to the Courthouse so that Clee and his deputies will be all officially sworn in.
The appointment and the swearing in is open to the public.