News out of North Carolina

Lee GOP presence dwindles further as Sharpe switches parties

Several years of exodus from the Lee County Republican Party continued Friday as school board member Cameron Sharpe changed his party registration to Democratic, the Rant has learned. Sharpe, a … Continue reading

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Murder suspect was arrested for drugs twice in days after killing

A Lee County woman accused Thursday of using heroin to kill her boyfriend had been arrested on drug charges twice in the days immediately following the death, according to information publicly … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life in prison for man guilty of murdering ex

Isaac Jackson will not be put to death for the 2010 murder of his ex-girlfriend, a Lee County jury decided Thursday. Instead, he will spend the rest of his life … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lee County considering trap/neuter/return policy for feral cats

The Lee County Health Department is proposing a “Community Cats Provision” to the Lee County Animal Control Ordinance that will include a “trap/neuter/return” policy to control the area’s booming feral … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Let’s call a slur a slur

Two days after the murder of 9 black churchgoers by a young white man bent on segregation (a story full of racial implications for our country just ripe for thoughtful … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

FayObserver: Advocates urge Lee, Chatham residents to fight coal ash ‘to the end’

By Billy Liggett I wrote about last night’s anti-coal ash “rally” for the Fayetteville Observer  … below is a portion of that article. Coal ash is all but guaranteed to be … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Jackson found guilty of murder

Isaac Jackson Jr. has been found guilty of murder in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, according to courthouse sources in Lee County. The Rant learned Thursday that … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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