Sen. Vickie Sawyer

GOP Sens. Newton, Sawyer, McInnis lambaste Gov. Cooper’s clean energy order, call it “political theater”

BY: - January 24, 2022

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 […]

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Advocates say Senate leader Phil Berger is torpedoing effort to end child marriage 

BY: - May 5, 2021

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

BY: - July 18, 2019

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 […]