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  • Former Co-House Speaker Richard Morgan is back in the saddle again

    SOUTHERN PINES–Former House Speaker Richard Morgan has filed to run as a Republican candidate for state insurance commissioner.  He will face Mike Causey of Greensboro in a Republican primary, with the winner vying for the post currently held by Democratic incumbent Wayne Goodwin in the fall.  Morgan is an insurance broker and cattle farmer from Moore County.  He is a former House member who rose to be co-speaker with Democrat Jim Black in 2003.

  • Former Co-House Sopeaker Richard Morgan is back in the saddle again

    SOUTHERN PINES–Former House Speaker Richard Morgan has filed to run as a Republican candidate for state insurance commissioner.  He will face Mike Causey of Greensboro in a Republican primary, with the winner vying for the post currently held by Democratic incumbent Wayne Goodwin in the fall.  Morgan is an insurance broker and cattle farmer from Moore County.  He is a former House member who rose to be co-speaker with Democrat Jim Black in 2003.

  • The campaigning is officially underway

    Filing for the May Primary ended at noon Wednesday with a large number of candidates filing at the last minute.  Locally, realtor David Nestor filed for one of four seats open on the Lee County Board of Education and Mark Lilly filed for one of the At-Large seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.  The School Board race is non-partisan.  The top four candidates will be declared winners in the Primary. Local attorney Nichole Phair of the Phair Firm filed for the eleventh Judicial District judgeship seat currently held by O. Henry Willis who also filed for re-election.  In neighboring Harnett County,  retired Assistant Clerk […]

  • At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

    At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

    (HARRISBURG, Ill.) — At least 12 people are dead after 15 tornadoes blew through the Midwest earlier this week, according to authorities, and the death toll is expected to rise. The extensive damage caused by the storms in at least five states is only beginning to become clear.  The tornadoes touched down across Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said. At least six people — four women and two men — were killed in the town of Harrisburg, Ill., according to Lt. Tracy Felty of the Saline County […]

  • Ohio School Shooting: Slain Student’s Parents Forgive Suspected Shooter

    Ohio School Shooting: Slain Student’s Parents Forgive Suspected Shooter

    (CHARDON, Ohio) — The parents of Ohio school shooting victim Demetrius Hewlin said on Wednesday they forgive suspected gunman T.J. Lane for shooting their son. “I don’t know what [his] final moments were like, but I can’t worry about it,” Hewlin’s mother Phyllis Ferguson told ABC News in an exclusive interview.  “You have to accept things done and move on.” When asked what she would say to the suspected shooter, Ferguson said, “I would tell him I forgive him because, a lot of times, they don’t know what they’re doing.  That’s all I’d say.” “I taught Demetrius not to live […]

  • Rutgers Trial Witness Admits He Lied

    Rutgers Trial Witness Admits He Lied

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — A Rutgers University student described in court Wednesday how he gave Dharun Ravi a thumbs-up after Ravi maneuvered his webcam so that it was aimed at the bed of his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. The witness, Lokesh Ojha, also admitted that he lied to police about his role in Ravi’s alleged webcam spying. Ojha, dressed in a white shirt and dark tie, was smiling and confident during his questioning by prosecutors. By the time the defense lawyer finished cross-examining him, Ojha was clearly shaken, his voice meek and at times quaking as he was warned that […]

  • Woman Missing from Celebration Cruise Ship

    Woman Missing from Celebration Cruise Ship

    (PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A Canadian woman has vanished from a Celebration line cruise somewhere between Grand Bahama and the Florida coast, according to police and the FBI. The woman “was reported missing by her boyfriend at 8 a.m. today,” said Charles Kinnear, president of the Celebration Cruise Line, in a news conference Wednesday. Neither the missing woman, said to be in her mid-40s, nor her boyfriend have been named. The boyfriend told authorities he’d last seen the missing woman at the ship’s gift shop before heading to the casino at around 1 a.m. Tired, he then decided to go […]