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Archive for September, 2012

AP HS Football Poll

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 18.

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NC sheriff’ and deputies targeted Latinos

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice says a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminate against Latinos.

Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson has been a proponent of a federal program that allowed local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of those they detain, potentially triggering deportation. The Department of Homeland Security announced this year it was discontinuing the program following widespread complaints of racial profiling.

The Justice Department determined that Johnson’s deputies violated the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens by illegally targeting, stopping and arresting Latinos without probable cause. The agency also says Johnson obstructed the federal investigation, with members of his department fearing retaliation if they cooperated.

A spokesman for Johnson said Tuesday he is still digesting the 11-page report, but will respond.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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City leaders approve controversial development, discuss baseball deal

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Tuesday night Wilmington city council voted to approve annexation and development of the Gordon Road area.

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Council votes to annex land off Gordon Road

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Neighbors opposed the annexation

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Obama’s NC registration effort has new technology

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama plans to speak Wednesday at two North Carolina college campuses to get students fired up about her husband’s re-election bid and to urge them to register their friends to vote.

The Obama campaign is taking voter registration to a new level of technological savvy. Potential registrants in North Carolina and 10 other states can go to the campaign’s web site and sign their names to a registration form remotely using their smartphone or tablet.

The “wet signature” technology is another method by which political organizations are complementing traditional voter registration drives in North Carolina, particularly for young people.

The Republican Party also says it has a robust voter registration effort in North Carolina. People can go to the GOP’s Facebook page to get help with registering.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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