Next to everyone has social media in today’s society, but it puts politicians in an odd situation. In 2017 there was a case in Virginia — Davison v. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors — where the federal court ruled that it is unlawful for elected officials to block any resident from their Facebook accounts because of “viewpoint discrimination.”
A North Carolina appeals court has overturned another lower-court decision that prevented law enforcement officers from shutting down certain kinds of video sweepstakes machines through which patrons who buy gift cards can win prizes.
The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) met last week for its monthly meeting and discussed a wide range of issues, including a newly-recognized accrediting organization for educator preparation programs, responses to passage of Senate Bill 621 regarding teacher licensure requirements, and further movement on an evaluation system for educator preparation programs that could now be subject to sanctions under House Bill 107.
Project Pawz, a pet rescue organization in New London, is taking steps to meet the demands of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Veterinary Division following an investigation into the group.
Sen. Carl Ford, R-Rowan, says everyone in the legislature is watching Rowan County to see the outcome “renewal” school system, which gives individual schools in the district flexibility with curriculum, budget, personnel, calendar and scheduling.