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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Hawkins County Couple Due in Court in Grape Soda Murder Case
  • Assistant Band Director Arrested for Having Sex with Student
  • New ETSU Study Links Smoking and Obesity
  • Swearing In Ceremonies for Recently Elected Tri-Cities Officials
  • Dobyns-Bennett Named One of America's Top High Schools
  • Parole Sought in Notorious Sullivan County Massage Parlor Murders
  • Snakes, Bear Sighting Cause Sullivan Elementary to Close Playground
  • Sullivan County Commissioners Fail to Support Lawsuit Settlement
  • Hearing Set for Former Bristol Non Profit Executive



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