Friday, April 05, 2013

Some Want NC to Be Able to Make Laws About Religion
The North Carolina House's top leader is blocking legislation that declares the state can make its own laws about religion, and the federal government and courts can't block them. A spokesman for Speaker Thom Tillis said Thursday the resolution filed this week by two Rowan County members won't be heard by the chamber. That confirms comments made Wednesday by one of Tillis' lieutenants - rules chairman Rep. Tim Moore - about its fate. One of the resolution's sponsors said it was only intended to allow Rowan County officials to open their meetings with prayer, not to establish a state religion. The American Civil Liberties Union sued Rowan's board of commissioners last month, accusing the panel of violating the First Amendment by routinely praying to Jesus Christ to start its meetings.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Virginia Transportation Secretary: New Law Leaves Most Highway Projects Competing for Scarce Dollars
  • Kingsport Schools to Equip Students with Laptops
  • Bristol Public Library Sculpture Party
  • Topping Out Ceremony Held for Eastman's $100 Million Corporate Business Center
  • Man Reported Missing in Kingsport Found Safe
  • Hearing Delayed for former Bristol Library Executive Charged with Embezzlement.
  • Kingsport Investigators Searching for Missing Man
  • Funeral Home Fire in Castlewood Under Investigation
  • Johnson City Leaders Hire Lobbyists To Push Their Agenda in Nashville
  • Bristol, TN Named One of the Most Conservative Cities in America
  • Tri-Cities Airport Wants to Re-impose Passenger Fee
  • Kingsport Woman Seriously Injured After Being Ejected from SUV
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect in Church Hill
  • State Transportation Board Seeking Input in Bristol Wednesday
  • Virginia State Police Budget Cuts Will Reduce Staff, Overtime Pay
  • Sullivan County Detectives Looking for Help to Identify Bluff City, Piney Flats Vandals
  • Committees in Carter County to Stay As-Is After Lengthy Debate
  • State Police Association in Virginia Says Budget Cuts Will Deter Service and Morale
  • Virginia Creeper Trail Inducted into National Rails to Trail Hall of Fame
  • Problem with Accuracy of Eyewitnesses to Crime Identified Across Virginia
  • Police say Woman Lied About Child's Fund Raiser to Collect for Herself
  • Jeff Howard Promoted to ETSU Dean of Students



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