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Gov. Cooper announces formation of North Carolina juvenile sentence review board

The Review Board will make recommendations to the Governor concerning clemency and commutation of such sentences when appropriate. RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday the formation of the North Carolina Juvenile Sentence Review Board. The four-person advisory board, established by Executive Order 208, will review certain sentences imposed in North Carolina on individuals who were tried and sentenced in adult criminal court for acts committed before turning 18. …
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NC state surplus grows, despite pandemic struggles

The US News report ranks North Carolina No. 42 for economic opportunity and No. 30 for healthcare. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina finds itself on solid financial footing, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, even though many of its citizens still struggle.…