Judges: No special elections for redrawn NC districts – WITN

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Federal judges have rejected a request to hold special elections next March in state legislative districts once new lines are drawn to eliminate illegal racial gerrymandering.

The three-judge panel issued its order late Monday. It means the next General Assembly elections won’t occur until November 2018.

But the judges did tell Republican lawmakers that they’ll have to approve new House and Senate boundaries by this September – at least two months earlier than the time GOP leaders sought. (Read more)

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Obituary – Rev. George E. Battle Sr. Littleton NC

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

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin 

My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Rev. George E. Battle  Sr. and the Mount Olive Baptist Church family.

Littleton NC

Rev. George E. Battle, Sr., age 87 of Littleton, NC, peacefully transitioned into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 28, 2017 in the serenity of his home.

For viewing and funeral arrangement visit Cofield Funeral Home Inc. online.