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.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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  • Former Abingdon Assistant Town Manager Sent to Federal Prison for Two Years
  • ETSU Pharmacy School Leadership Change in the Works
  • Court Records: Kingsport Woman Collected Over $61,000 of Her Deceased Mother's Pension
  • Congressman Griffith: Stay of EPA Regs Too Late to Help Southwest Virginia Coal-Fired Plants
  • Kingsport Man Arrested for Drugs, Gun, Resisting in Bristol
  • Former State Senate Candidate From Hawkins County Announces Run For Representative Seat
  • Stars of "Big Stone Gap" Returning to SW Virginia This Weekend as Town Takes a Victory Lap
  • Two Bristol Men Arrested for Meth
  • U.S. Forest Service Deems Dam at Bark Camp Lake Hazardous
  • Federal Prison in Lee County on Soft Lockdown Following Assault of Warden
  • Greene County Jail Trustee Charged in Escape Attempt

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