Our Voice, the Buncombe County rape crisis center is celebrating its’ 40th anniversary with a special event and its’ keynote speaker is Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s studies at Brandeis University, Anita Hill. In 1991 Hill was a little known Washington D.C. attorney who was thrust into the spotlight during U.S Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas.
A former Speaker of the North Carolina House is ranked as the state’s most influential lobbyist. And a father- son duo from Western North Carolina also made the list compiled by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. David Hurand our story....
Now that Governor Pat McCrory has signed the state’s more than $21 Billion dollar budget, lawmakers and voters may shift their attention to political races. David Hurand spoke with High Point Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson about the race in the 6th Congressional District where a candidates’ post on Facebook has become the focus of the campaign……
North Carolina's budget Director Art Pope is leaving his post. Governor Pat McCrory made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The governor said Pope's departure was anticipated and was not related to his controversial role in the McCrory Administration.
McCrory praised Pope for his public service and his knowledge of state government.
Pope said he will return to running his family's retail business, Variety Wholesalers. He declined to discuss in detail his future political plans.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Moday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a decision that could overturn Amendment One in North Carolina. Immediately following the ruling, NC Attorney General Roy Cooper announced the state would drop its opposition to lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the statewide ban.
The long-awaited audit of the Asheville Police Department Evidence Room has been released by Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore. The City of Asheville paid $175,000 for the audit following reports of missing drugs, guns, and money.
In a recent Op-Ed published in Time Magazine civil rights attorney Frank Goldsmith explained why he volunteered to defend Guantanamo Bay detainees. Goldsmith, who is a U.S. Army veteran, writes "even the most despised person, perhaps especially the most despised, has that right to a vigorous defense. He spoke with David Hurand.
It could be many months before the court battle over who controls the Asheville Water System is over. That's according to Asheville City Attorney Robbin Currin. Monday, Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning struck down a 2013 law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly that transferred control of the water system to a regional authority and the Metropolitan Sewerage District.