North Carolina

Tar Feels: Beto O’Rourke Takes Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL—A long line snakes around the Graham Student Union, and extends out into "The Pit," disrupting the flow of students on their way to class. We're here to see Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic presidential candidate. "Who's that?" is a recurrent response from inquisitive passersby. "Oh, cool," is another.

Duke University Faces Anti-Semitism Charges for Editorial Smearing AIPAC

Rabbi Cooper: 'I thought it was from Tehran University, not Duke University'

Duke UniversityDuke University's administration and student newspaper, the Chronicle, are facing charges of anti-Semitism after editors on the student newspaper penned an editorial smearing a prominent pro-Israel lobbying group and defending anti-Jewish comments recently made by freshman representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.).

Meadows Offers Alternative to Gun Control in Wake of School Shooting

North Carolina Republican proposes spending $1.5 billion to fund school resource officers

Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, waded into the conversation surrounding school safety on Tuesday, proposing two pieces of legislation that would expand the number of armed resources officers on campuses across the country.

North Carolina Rapped for Forced Resignation of Christian Magistrate

State must pay $300,000 for refusing religious accommodations

A federal judge ruled that North Carolina wrongfully forced a magistrate to resign over her religious beliefs. Gayle Myrick left her position as a magistrate because of her religious objections to performing gay marriages. In the wake of the Obergefell decision that struck down such marriage bans, as well as the controversy over Kentucky County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to perform such services, Myrick approached her supervisor and asked to adjust her duties to void any conflict. Her immediate supervisor intended to shift Myrick's schedule because marriage ceremonies constituted only a small portion of her duties. The state, however, overruled such a measure, leading Myrick to resign and forfeit her retirement benefits.