Sen. Vickie Sawyer
GOP Sens. Newton, Sawyer, McInnis lambaste Gov. Cooper’s clean energy order, call it “political theater”
Gov. Cooper signed Executive Order 246 on Jan. 7 at NC A&T University (Screenshot: Governor’s Facebook page) This story has been updated with a statement from the governor’s office and Duke Energy. In an icy letter to Gov. Roy Cooper, three Republican state senators — Paul Newton, Vickie Sawyer and Tom McInnis — lambasted the […]
Advocates say Senate leader Phil Berger is torpedoing effort to end child marriage
Under amended legislation, 8th graders will still be able to wed in North Carolina, but not buy a lottery ticket or work with commercial ovens Dr. Judy Wiegand was only 13 years old when her mother accompanied her to get married to the 16-year-old father of her unborn child in Virginia.
Scientists recommend expanding investigation of suspected thyroid cancer clusters in NC
North Carolina health officials should expand their investigations of suspected thyroid cancer clusters, including potential environmental causes such as coal ash, according to recommendations by a panel of doctors, scientists and medical investigators. The panel, many members of which are from North Carolina, convened in May and issued its report last week. The state’s Central […]