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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections has unanimously voted to recognize the Green Party as a new political party, reversing its previous decision to reject the party’s petition while the board investigated the signature sheets for fraud. The board’s legal counsel announced Monday that the North Carolina Green Party had submitted enough signatures validated by both the state and county elections boards to earn immediate recognition. But Green Party candidates still face an ongoing legal battle to appear on the November ballot after the state board’s initial rejection of the petition led the party to miss the July 1 deadline to submit its nominees.

 

CRESWELL, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a North Carolina highway, but no injuries were reported. News outlets report that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the plane had a problem and landed on Highway 64 west of Creswell on Monday. Lt. Charles Arnold says the pilot heading from Dare County to Plymouth experienced a loss of power and when he set the Piper Turbo Arrow down without landing gear, it skidded across the highway. Arnold says the pilot was, “The calmest I’ve ever seen,” after such an emergency. The Federal Aviation Administration was called in to investigate.

 

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three North Carolina sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded while trying to serve involuntary commitment papers on a person who then barricaded inside the home. The Wayne County deputies had gone to serve the papers at the home south of Goldsboro on Monday morning when someone inside opened fire, wounding all three, according to a tweet by county officials. One was being treated at a hospital in Goldsboro, while two were airlifted to a hospital in Greenville. Their conditions weren’t immediately released. A suspect remained barricaded inside the home in a rural area Monday afternoon.

 

Educators from across North Carolina are gathering for four days of training on how to support young children and adolescents facing an outbreak of violence and other problems. The RISE Conference in Greensboro is sponsored by the Center for Safer Schools, which is part of the state public instruction department. Sessions will deal with bullying, suicide, opioids and other substance use among other challenges children now face. The training also will address trauma and victimization among children and adolescents, and how all of these things impact school climate and school safety.

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s intermediate-level appeals court will now make public more details about how its three-judge panels settled certain questions. On Monday, the state Court of Appeals says it will begin revealing whether petition rulings are unanimous or 2-1 votes. That will happen the day the order becomes public. The names of the judges on the panel and their individual votes will follow 90 days later. The court says that delay will prevent judge-shopping while providing transparency. Petitions seek relief like blocking a trial court’s judgment on appeal or compelling a trial court to act. Names and votes of judges on more detailed court opinions already are made public.