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Delicious irony

GREENSBORO, NC — The true motive of North Carolina’s 12th and 1st Gerrymandered congressional district maps rejected last week by a federal court, was to bleed black voters out of the adjacent districts to make them safe for Republican candidates. Ironically, the judicial precedent relied upon by the three-judge panel that ordered the Republican-controlled General Assembly to redraw those districts is a 23-year-old Supreme Court opinion rendered by a conservative majority.

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Clinton, Trump leading in NC

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2016 – The High Point University Poll has found former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the lead in North Carolina’s Democratic Primary for President of the United States over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. On the Republican side, more of North Carolina’s likely Republican primary voters support Donald Trump. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are his closest competitors.

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Duh! Court invalidates maps of North Carolina’s 1st, 12th congressional districts

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge on Friday ruled that North Carolina’s 1st and 12th congressional districts are racial gerrymanders and must be redrawn in a week. An order, written by U.S. Circuit Judge Roger L. Gregory, also bars elections in the 1st and 12th congressional districts until new maps are approved. The 12th district includes portions of Greensboro and is represented by Alma Adams.

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Shot and killed at 24

GREENSBORO, NC — GPD: Timothy Eugene Phifer, Jr., 24, of Greensboro (pictured) died from an apparent gunshot wound early this morning. Mr. Phifer and one subject were involved in a dispute in the parking lot of Colony Square Apartments located at 3914 Overland Heights prior to the shooting. At this time, detectives have not determined the full nature of the dispute; however, initial investigation indicates Mr. Phifer and his assailant were known to each other.

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2,000 unaccounted for

GREENSBORO, N.C. — County officials, overseeing the county animal shelter, told commissioners Thursday they discovered around 2,000 animals unaccounted for when they took over last year. Commissioners were briefed on the state of the shelter during their yearly retreat by Deputy County Manager Clarence Grier who’s been overseeing the shelter since the county took control.

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