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The Office of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced Wednesday it would offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a police officer in Shelby last weekend.

Lapel pins and Twitter. Both can be quick ways to express political opinions. But, as the North Carolina Republican party learned Wednesday night, it’s best to understand one before taking to the other.

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This Friday and Saturday North Carolina Republicans will gather in Greensboro for their party’s state convention. With Wednesday’s news that Donald Trump is now the de facto Republican nominee we now know there will be no fight over delegates. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be some drama. Last week, the Republican Executive Committee ousted the party’s Chairman Hasan Harnett and elected Robin Hayes in his place. It’s been seen by some as the establishment striking back against a grass roots supported anti-establishment Chairman.

On May 4, WFAE’s Tom Bullock interviewed Hayes and has this report.


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This Saturday, the North Carolina Republican Party will hold an unusual vote, whether or not to expel their current chairman.

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What started as a social media spat over email access has morphed into something more. Late Sunday night, the Central Committee of North Carolina’s Republican Party announced a no-confidence vote in its Chairman Hasan Harnett. They also passed emergency restrictions on Harnett’s duties pending an investigation.

Could Trump Run As A 'Sore Loser' In The Carolinas?

Aug 27, 2015

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For Republican leaders, perhaps the biggest nightmare scenario in the presidential race is not Donald Trump winning their party’s nomination, but him losing, and then running in the general election—and siphoning off Republican votes—as an independent. To prevent that in the Carolinas, GOP leaders could look to election laws known as “sore loser” provisions.

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It’s not surprising the new chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party is attacking Hillary Clinton on Twitter. What is surprising are his efforts to link Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan.

Cleanup Continues After Friday Storm And Flooding

Jun 30, 2013
sunken pavement on Gilead Road, Huntersville
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Road and utility workers across the region are still cleaning up after Friday night’s storm, which included high winds and some of the heaviest rain in recent memory. Up to seven inches of rain fell over a couple of hours in parts of the Charlotte area, flooding streams and even washing out roads in some places. In Lincoln County, northwest of Charlotte, the main road into one neighborhood washed away, stranding about 30 families. Gilead Road, which runs east-west through Huntersville, remains closed near Ervin Cook Road after one lane over a small stream sunk about a foot. At the height of the storm Friday many roads were blocked by trees or flooding that stranded cars.  And there’s more rain ahead, straight through to Independence Day.