Stories tagged: "roy cooper"


James Coleman Jr., one of the nation's foremost wrongful convictions attorneys, spoke with Cardinal & Pine about the sometimes painful process of getting a pardon for already exonerated people in North Carolina. (Image via Duke University)
They’re Innocent, So Why Does Pardoning Take So Long? One of NC’s Top Wrongful Conviction Attorneys Speaks Up.

“It’s actually worse under a Democratic governor,” James Coleman Jr. of Duke’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic says of NC's pardon process.

A community clean-up on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, NC drew dozens of volunteers June 18, 2021. Residents can more easily request  litter pickup, mowing, and street resurfacing, as well get support for events like this by leaving a message at  www.NCDOT.gov. Pres. Biden's American Jobs Plan would earmark even more taxpayer funds to support improvements in local neighborhoods. (Photo by Alvin C. Jacobs Jr.)
How to Get Potholes Filled, Litter Swept, and Street Lights Fixed in North Carolina

For North Carolina residents, getting public maintenance issues handled may be easier than you think, and under President Biden’s plan, better funded too.

The empty halls at West Greene Elementary in Snow Hill, NC, in April. Many students returned to in-person learning in the Greene County school in April. They've been trying to make up for lost time since. (Photo by Billy Ball)
‘A Marathon, Not a Sprint’: How One Eastern NC District Aims to Make Up for Classroom Time Lost to Covid

Inside Greene County's use of federal and state COVID relief on summer camps, extended school days, and more.

Protesters face Charlotte police after George Floyd's killing in May 2020. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
‘We Need To Do Better’: The Push for North Carolina After George Floyd

NC Attorney General Josh Stein co-chaired a racial equity task force that proposed dozens of state policy changes and legislation following Floyd's killing.

BENSON, NC - MAY 12: Motorists use gas pumps at a refueling station on May 12, 2021 in Benson, North Carolina. Most stations in the area along I-95 are without fuel following the Colonial Pipeline hack. The 5,500 mile long pipeline delivers a large percentage of fuel on the East Coast from Texas up to New York. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Don’t Put Gas in Plastic Bags, NC: Tips for Surviving the Fuel Shortage

In parts of North Carolina, up to 70% of stations are without fuel after panic-buyers swamped the pumps.

Gov. Roy Cooper (L) greets then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Raleigh in October 2020. Cooper says it is "critical" for North Carolina that Congress passes Biden's American Jobs Plan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Federal Infrastructure Bill ‘Critical’ for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper Says

Cooper calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which includes massive amounts of funding for roads, bridges, broadband, housing, and climate change.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - APRIL 24: William J. Barber II speaks during a press conference concerning the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. at Mount Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on April 24, 2021. Brown was shot by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriffs Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
‘Inept, Incompetent and Incapable’: William Barber Says Prosecutors Can’t Handle Elizabeth City Shooting

A week after Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by NC deputies, William Barber II questioned whether local prosecutors can handle the investigation.