RALEIGH — North Carolina Republican lawmakers want Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to withdraw his recent appointee to a state civil rights panel because of a past social media post comparing law enforcement officers to terrorists. Senate leader Phil Berger says all 29 GOP senators wrote Cooper on Tuesday asking him to take back last month’s appointment of Charlotte city councilwoman LaWana Mayfield to the state Human Relations Commission. They cited her tweet last March, when she wrote being black in the U.S. under President Donald Trump “has created homegrown terrorist (sic) wearing blue uniforms.” She refused to step back from the comment when critics called for her council resignation.
In 2016, we said goodbye to some of those who helped shaped North Carolina. From captains of industry, to statesman and athletes, the Old North State has a rich history of leaders and icons.Arnold Palmer, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. President-elect Donald J. Trump announced some key White House staff Wednesday. “These individuals will be key leaders in helping to implement the President-elect’s agenda and bring real change to Washington,” said incoming […]