CHARLESTON, S.C. A federal judge on Monday granted a request by Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church last year, to represent himself at his death penalty trial.U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he believed Roof’s decision was unwise but ruled in court that the defendant had the right and capacity to serve as his own lawyer.Roof faces 33 counts of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms charges stemming from the massacre carried out at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.
SAILSBURY Salisbury attorney Bill Graham has notified the Rowan County Republican Party that he’s interested in filling the Senate District 34 seat. Formerly held by Andrew Brock, the seat was vacated last week when […]
Raleigh Governor Roy Cooper’s picks for three more cabinet posts were finalized by the N.C. Senate on Tuesday. The Senate unanimously confirmed Tony Copeland as Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Susi Hamilton as […]