Beaufort County Newswire (Page 4)

Beaufort County Newswire (Page 4)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Beaufort County, NC. (Page 4)

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  1. Cook, Steinburg cruise to wins in legislative racesRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2016 | The Daily Advance

    State Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, and state Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, will be heading back to Raleigh for new terms after both area lawmakers won their re-election races on Tuesday. With about 86 percent of the vote in just before 10 p.m., Cook was winning over Democrat challenger Brownie Futrell, also of Beaufort County, garnering 43,292 votes to Futrell's 26,675 votes, or 61.9 percent to 38.1 percent.

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  2. Joint FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Three Days in Beaufort CountyRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2016 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    FEMA and North Carolina Emergency Management are establishing Disaster Recovery Centers in disaster-affected counties to reach residents of North Carolina who suffered losses and damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The Beaufort County FEMA/State DRC is open to provide a place where you can apply for disaster assistance and get information about available state and federal assistance and other recovery information.

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  3. Candidates making final pushRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2016 | The Daily Advance

    ... Friday. Cook is running for a third term in Senate District 1, but is opposed by Democrat and fellow Beaufort County resident Brownie Futrell. Cook said he's campaigned throughout the district, but is finishing up by focusing on his home county. He ...

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  4. Random citizens can contest your voting right in many statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... County boards can accept this as evidence that the voter no longer lives there. Among those challenged in Beaufort County, North Carolina, was a 100-year-old black woman, Grace Bell Hardison, who uses a post office box for mail. Experts say voter ...

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  5. We must restore the Voting Rights ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | Daily Trojan

    ... focuses on Beaufort, Moore and Cumberland counties, where thousands of black voters have been challenged. In Beaufort County, 65 percent of the challenges are against black voters, while in Moore County the secretary of the county's Republican Party ...

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  6. Federal Judge Puts End to "Insane" Voter Suppression in N. CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | Juan Cole

    ... recycled in the run-up to Election Day." For example, noted the NAACP, the en masse voter challenges in Beaufort County have disproportionately targeted African American voters, who comprise only 25.9 percent of the Beaufort County population, but ...

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  7. US Presidential election: From a pulpit in North Carolina, a thundering call to actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | Stuff.co.nz

    The Reverend William Barber, who has led this church since 1993, stoops and also cannot turn his head or torso, the result of ankylosing spondylitis, a severe form of arthritis, but the power of his oratory is undiminished. The Reverend William J. Barber, his voice transmitting more resolve than rage, was describing what he saw as the latest outrage in his ongoing battle with the US state of North Carolina over voting rights: An African-American woman, 100 years old, was removed from the voter rolls in Beaufort County because a letter sent to her home was returned by the US Postal Service as "undeliverable."

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  8. From a pulpit in battleground N.C., a civil rights warrior thunders a call to armsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... Carolina over voting rights : An African American woman, 100 years old, was removed from the voter rolls in Beaufort County because a letter sent to her home was returned by the U.S. Postal Service as "undeliverable." She wasn't the only one. The ...

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  9. Judge's Emergency Ruling Puts End to "Insane" Voter Suppression in N. CarolinaRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2016 | Common Dreams

    ... recycled in the run-up to Election Day." For example, noted the NAACP, the en masse voter challenges in Beaufort County have disproportionately targeted African American voters, who comprise only 25.9 percent of the Beaufort County population, but ...

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  10. In some states, concerns are raised over citizen voter challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | Star Tribune

    ... County boards can accept this as evidence that the voter no longer lives there. Among those challenged in Beaufort County, N.C., was a 100-year-old black woman, Grace Bell Hardison, who uses a post office box for mail. Experts say voter challenges ...

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  11. North Carolina counties must restore voters to rolls, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    ... Carolina's voter challenge statute." Grace Bell Hardison, a 100-year-old African-American woman living in Beaufort County is another plaintiff. In court papers the NAACP argued that she has voted in nearly every election for the last 12 years but ...

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  12. Voters voting in the 2010 election.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | The Skanner

    ... County boards can accept this as evidence that the voter no longer lives there. Among those challenged in Beaufort County, North Carolina, was a 100-year-old black woman, Grace Bell Hardison, who uses a post office box for mail. Experts say voter ...

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  13. Judge: North Carolina voter challenge process seems 'insane'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Yahoo!

    ... to vote, President Barack Obama cited one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit: a 100-year-old black woman from Beaufort County who rebuffed a registration challenge. "If you don't vote, then you've done the work of those who would suppress your vote ...

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  14. The Latest: Challenged North Carolina voter cited by ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Yahoo!

    ... lawsuit. In Chapel Hill, Obama told the crowd about a 100-year-old black woman named Grace Bell Hardison of Beaufort County who had her registration formally challenged, but she rebuffed the effort and preserved her right to vote. He added: "If you ...

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  15. Fox Report On Low African-American Turnout In North Carolina Ignores GOP Voter SuppressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Media Matters for America

    ... challenged just weeks before the election due to mail being returned from their addresses as undelivered. In Beaufort County, North Carolina, 138 residents had their registrations challenged - 92 were black and registered Democrats while only 17 ...

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  16. If North Carolina Is Another Florida, That's Good and BadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Roll Call

    ... if enough voters feel as disenfranchised as Grace Bell Hardison , a 100-year-old African-American woman in Beaufort County, whose registration was challenged. For now, though, many in North Carolina are giddy at being in the middle of the political ...

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  17. NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Black Voter PurgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    ... step to make sure not a single voters' voice is unlawfully taken away. The complaint alleges that in Beaufort County, Black voters make up 65 percent of the challenges even though the county is 26 percent African-American. The registrations of 138 ...

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  18. NAACP Sues to Stop Removal of People from Voter Rolls in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Breitbart.com

    The NAACP is suing in federal court to stop several county boards of election in North Carolina from removing people from voter rolls through challenges filed by individuals. The lawsuit filed Monday is against the State Board of Elections and county boards in Moore and Beaufort counties, where thousands of voters' names have been challenged, the Associated Press reports.

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  19. NAACP: Stop removing voters from rolls in North CarolinaRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... hearing was scheduled for Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem. Among those challenged in Beaufort County was a 100-year-old black woman, Grace Bell Hardison, who uses a post office box for mail. She learned about the challenge from a ...

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  20. The Latest: Emergency hearing scheduled in NC voter caseRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Republic

    An emergency hearing has been scheduled in federal court on the NAACP's attempt to stop several county boards of election in North Carolina from removing people from the voter rolls through challenges filed by individuals. The hearing about the lawsuit filed Monday will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in federal court in Winston-Salem.

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