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  • Supreme Court Nixes Life Without Parole for Juveniles

    Supreme Court Nixes Life Without Parole for Juveniles

    (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Eighth Amendment forbids sentencing that mandates life in prison without possibility of parole for juvenile murderers. The 5-4 decision is the latest in a series from the court limiting the penalties imposed on juvenile offenders who commit violent crimes. In 2005 — in a case called Roper v. Simmons — the court rejected the death penalty for juveniles. And in 2010, in Graham v. Florida, it said that juveniles who commit non-homicide offenses can no longer receive sentences of life without parole. Those decisions were written by Justice Anthony Kennedy who […]

  • Photo Finish: US Olympic Berth Could Be Decided by Coin Toss

    Photo Finish: US Olympic Berth Could Be Decided by Coin Toss

    (NEW YORK) — After thousands of photographs taken within a second could not determine who placed third in a race for a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team, the tie may be broken by a coin toss. Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh finished in a dead heat in Saturday’s 100-meter race, and only one of them could be granted a berth on the team in this summer’s London Games. The tie caught USA Track and Field officials off-guard, and for most of Sunday, the outcome was anyone’s guess. But Sunday night, USA Track and Field spokeswoman Jill […]

  • Lady Antebellum Says "Wanted You More" Is Continuation of "Need You Now"

    Lady Antebellum Says "Wanted You More" Is Continuation of "Need You Now"

    Lady Antebellum‘s new single “Wanted You More” is special to the group since they wrote it on the road with their touring band. The guys were just noodling around when the riff for the song popped out. Band member Charles Kelley says, “We started kind of coming up with this melody, and after sound check, we went back into the dressing room and wrote this song.” The lyrics of “Wanted You More” talk about moving on from someone who doesn’t love you as much as you love them. Charles sees it as the next chapter of their biggest hit, “Need […]

  • Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Part of Arizona Immigration Law

    Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Part of Arizona Immigration Law

    (WASHINGTON) — Police officers in Arizona are allowed to check the immigration status of every person who is stopped or arrested, the Supreme Court ruled Monday morning.  But the court struck down other key parts of the law. The controversial immigration law passed in Arizona two years ago and has been opposed by President Obama. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the policy could interfere with federal immigration law, but that the court couldn’t assume that it would. The law — known as SB 1070 — was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer in April 2010, but immediately challenged by […]

  • TJCOG announces new officers

    The Triangle J Council of Governments selects leaders from its municipal and county members to service as officers for the seven county regional planning organization. For the 2012-13 the Board of Delegates has elected Jeffrey Carver, Johnston County Commissioner as Chairman, Pamela Baldwin, Pittsboro Commissioner as 1st Vice-Chair, Tim Lea, Moore County Commissioner as 2nd vice-Chair and Jennifer Rovinson, Cary Councilor as Secretary/Treasuer.

  • City Council to Hold Special Meeting

    Sanford – The City Council will old a Special City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1PM in the Council Chambers. The Council will, among other things, consider amending the annual operating budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

  • Aberdeen Man Headed for Democratic Convention

    Aberdeen – Maurice Holland, a community activist, will represent North Carolina as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on September 3 -7.  Holland who first became involved in politics nearly 50 years ago said “this is beyond my wildest dreams”.