Author: Felton Staff Writer

Watchdogs question donations to Berger‘s son‘s campaign

Watchdogs question donations to Berger‘s son‘s campaign

By Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief Raleigh, N.C. — A veteran campaign finance watchdog filed a complaint Thursday with state elections officials about donations to Court of Appeals Judge Phil Berger Jr. Bob Hall, former executive director of Democracy North Carolina, wants the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement to look into potential irregularities he found in Berger‘s […]

Hog farm trial testimony: Crusty pigs, ‘feces in the air‘

Hog farm trial testimony: Crusty pigs, ‘feces in the air‘

By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, N.C. — The pictures showed pigs covered in a crusted brown mix. Hog barn floors glistened with standing moisture. The walls were caked with something. Was it feces? Mixed with urine? On the witness stand, a retired executive for Smithfield Foods, the largest hog producer in North Carolina, said he couldn‘t be sure. […]

Charlotte residents welcome business from GOP convention, worry about politics

Charlotte residents welcome business from GOP convention, worry about politics

By Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/politics editor, & Adam Owens, WRAL reporter Charlotte, N.C. — Eight years after Democrats descended on Charlotte for their 2012 national convention, Republicans will do likewise in 2020. The Republican National Committee voted unanimously Friday to name Charlotte as the host city for its national convention, when President Donald Trump is expected to be nominated […]

Political donor Lindberg ponies up $1 million for HBCU scholarships

Political donor Lindberg ponies up $1 million for HBCU scholarships

By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, N.C. — The Durham businessman who has given more than $5 million to state political campaigns in the last few years will donate $1 million to a scholarship program for business students at North Carolina HBCUs, organizers said Friday. Greg Lindberg did not attend the press conference announcing the gift and naming the […]

General Assembly may hold surprise session

General Assembly may hold surprise session

By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, N.C. — The General Assembly may come back into session in the coming days to write short summaries of the proposed constitutional amendments that will be before voters this November. That‘s supposed to be the purview of a three-person commission, but House Rules Chairman David Lewis wrote House Speaker Tim Moore on Saturday […]

Fancy staying at Love Island‘s luxury Casa Amor villa? Here‘s what it costs to rent

Fancy staying at Love Island‘s luxury Casa Amor villa? Here‘s what it costs to rent

If you‘ve spent the last 10 weeks drooling over the stunning Mallorcan villas inhabited by the Love Island contestants, the good news is that one of them is available to rent. The contestants are currently enjoying (or enduring, depending on their situation) their last week in the main villa, but the second villa, Casa Amor, is currently available to book […]