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Archive for January, 2010

NAACP accuses Pender County schools of racial bias

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

The Pender County chapter of the NAACP accused the Pender County school system of discrimination on Thursday, claiming the district had hired the white sister-in-law of the assistant superintendent for a school administration position for which she was not qualified.

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Ex-Easley aide Poole indicted on 51 counts

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

By Gary D. RobertsonAssociated Press

A federal grand jury in Raleigh on Thursday issued 51 charges against Ruffin Poole, who was Easley’s former special counsel and aide while the two-term governor was in office.

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Indictment of Easley aide portrays Lanny Wilson as a major player

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

By Gareth McGrath and Patrick GannonGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

A 51-count indictment against one of former Gov. Mike Easley’s top aides released late Thursday afternoon depicts Lanny Wilson, the region’s representative on the N.C. Board of Transportation for the past nine years, as playing a key role in the “pay-to-play” culture that prosecutors allege permeated the former governor’s…

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Receipts contradict Williams, show liquor rep bought meal

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Billy Williams previously said he had paid for the meal, which he said took place more than a year ago, although the receipts showed it occurred Aug. 5, 2009.

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Ex-NC governor’s aide indicted on 51 counts

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

By Gary D. RobertsonAssociated Press

RALEIGH | A former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has been indicted on more than 50 counts, including obstruction and bribery, on allegations he received personal gain while performing government actions.

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