• 37°

Guns in the courtroom

RALEIGH — N.C. Reps. Carl Ford and Harry Warren endorsed a bill that would let judges, district attorneys and assistant district attorneys carry concealed weapons in court and into jail facilities.
Warren said he and Ford signed on as co-sponsors of the bill because of their Second Amendment support.
“Simply because I support gun rights and judges being able to have some sort of protection,” Warren said.
Warren also sponsored a bill Wednesday that would make it a felony for illegal aliens to possess firearms.
“… All sheriffs and law enforcement officers are authorized to seize the unlawfully possessed firearm in accordance with applicable state law,” the bills states. “Any law enforcement agency in possession of the firearm shall retain the item pending a disposition order from a district or superior court judge.”

SALISBURY — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson is slated to stop at Rowan-Salisbury Community College on Tuesday morning as part of the “Jobs and Education” tour.
Hudson is visiting community colleges across the 8th District, speaking with school administrators, professors and students about how local schools create jobs.
The freshman congressman is expected to stop in from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Salisbury campus.
A press release said Hudson will also speak about steps Congress is taking to help boost employment.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has introduced her newly created Small Business Advisory Committee.
The committee will advise her on legislative issues and assist her in the development of policy proposals to support North Carolina’s small businesses, a press release stated.
Hagan announced the committee in Greensboro after a tour of the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, a non-profit committed to enhancing economic development in the area.
“This advisory committee will make me an even stronger voice for North Carolina small businesses, which are the key to our state’s economic recovery,” Hagan wrote in the release. “A strong support system for small business owners means jobs in our state, and jobs are my top priority. A robust dialogue between the small businesses owners on the ground and the people who craft legislation is crucial to making sure policies in Washington reflect the needs of our small businesses.”

Comments

Comments closed.

Coronavirus

10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week

News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire

Education

UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus

Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10

Nation/World

$1.9 billion relief bill closer to passage in House

Nation/World

Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely

Coronavirus

Advisers OK single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Local

Post wins 18 N.C. Press Association Awards

Education

Cooper vetoes bill that would force K-12 schools to reopen

Local

Lanning named Spencer’s fire chief

Crime

Blotter: Feb. 26

Crime

Salisbury, Kannapolis men charged with soliciting sexual acts

News

Racial bias ‘deeply entrenched’ in report critical of Apex Police Department

Nation/World

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Elections

City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections

Business

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan

Enochville

Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire

Crime

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

Coronavirus

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week

Crime

Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed