News out of North Carolina

Neighbor of 3 Chapel Hill victims describes scene, calls murders ‘heartbreaking’

The world is focused on Chapel Hill, North Carolina, today after the murder of three Muslim college students, all three shot in the head at an apartment complex near the … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Former commissioner, MEC chairman demands business remove anti coal ash sign

Jim Womack, former Lee County commissioner and current member/former chairman of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission, was asked to leave a local business last week after he demanded … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 16 Comments

Initial suspects cleared in Giles murder

Six people who were charged with the November 2013 robbery and murder of Anthony Giles have been cleared, according to documents on file at the Lee County Courthouse. Murder and … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

SBI: Year-old Grace Chapel embezzlement investigation going to DA soon

Nearly a year after Grace Chapel Church in Sanford reported an embezzlement of $200,000 over a six-year period, the State Bureau of Investigations is hopeful the case will be delivered … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lee schools administrator named to new Speaker’s staff

The News and Observer’s political blog, Under the Dome,¬†reported Friday on several new hires by Tim Moore, the new Speaker of North Carolina’s House of Representatives. Among those hires is … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Duke to make coal ash presentation today

Duke Energy¬†will make a presentation at 5 p.m. today to the city of Sanford’s environmental affairs board about its plans to dump millions of tons of coal ash in Lee … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

What’s next for the Rant in 2015?

This website turns a year old this month, and one year into it, we’re still trying to figure out what exactly this site is. The Rant as you know it … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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