Gun Control

Law
8:58 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Why Some Are Planning To Sue Unless Guns Are Admitted To NC State Fair

The N.C. General Assembly expanded the rights of concealed-carry permit holders last year. But now, Agriculture Officials and gun rights activists disagree about what that means for the state fair.
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The North Carolina General Assembly expanded the rights of concealed-carry permit holders last year. But now, Agriculture officials and gun rights activists disagree about what that means for the State Fair.

Grass Roots North Carolina activists have threatened to sue the Fair, saying that includes the fairgrounds in Raleigh.

The fair has a long standing gun ban. But new language in state law now allows concealed-carry permit holders to have firearms at any assembly where a fee has been charged for admission.

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Handguns
8:58 am
Tue February 25, 2014

26 NC Counties Make It More Convenient To Apply For A Handgun Permit

Residents of 26 North Carolina counties can apply for handgun permits online.
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Residents of Wake County can now apply online for a permit to own a hand gun or to carry one concealed. Instead of going into an office, they can fill out the permit application and pay the fee online.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the online service makes the process more user-friendly, but just as safe as before.

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Arts & Culture
12:38 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Mike Daisey Talks Guns And The Art Of The Monologue With Phoebe Judge

Mike Daisey
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"The truth is I don't always want the audience on my side. That's not a very dynamic state. A better state is where some are on your side, some are skeptical, some are listening intelligently and are very present, others are reflecting - there's a mixture. That's what creates the atmosphere where something unexpected can happen." - Mike Daisey

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The State of Things
10:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Triad Update

Guilford County was formerly in the process of implementing the largest tablet program in the US, but the program has been suspended.
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The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently voted to tentatively allow permit holders to carry concealed handguns in Tanglewood Park.

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