Jackson, 38, a Afghan war veteran and National Guard soldier said he is committed to “honesty and decency” in politics. He's the latest candidate from either party to announce a run after Burr's seat. Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, was one of the high-profile names to initially throw their name into the primary mix for the North Carolina seat. The incoming elected Senator will join Republican Thom Tillis to represent the Tar Heel State in the Washington chamber.
North Carolina reported 100 or more COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The same day Johns Hopkins University reported that 40% of Americans live in areas running out of ICU space. The thirteenth day with N.C. hitting the century mark in deaths since the pandemic started and ten of those in 2021 alone.
Butch Bowers, a Columbia-based federal litigator has over three decades of experience including Chairman of the South Carolina State Election Commission from 2004-07. He's one of the only attorneys in the Carolinas to pass the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, according to his website.
Owen Phillips, 40, who once served as a Clayton Police officer was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday. He was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver testosterone; sale and delivery of testosterone; and manufacture of testosterone, the documents stated.
Christopher Raphael Spencer participated in the riots incited by President Trump that left at least five people dead. He is now the second person in the Carolinas to face federal charges after Andrew Hatley of Easley, S.C. was accused of forcing his way into a restricted building and engaging in disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds two weeks ago.
Police say they discovered the body of 23-year-old Trevon Quantavius Fields of Roanoke Rapids inside the trunk of a car during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. ET. Fields was killed by apparent gun shot wounds and police later learned he was likely murdered outside of the city limits.
“It has come to my attention that there was someone who looks like me at the Capitol," Andrew Hatley said in a Facebook post. "I’d like to set the record straight. I don’t have that kind of motivation for lost causes. I just don’t care enough anymore, certainly not enough for all that.”
Dorothy Schmidt Cole, a longtime veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine and was one of the first women to serve in the military branch.
"Together, we and many others raised millions in dollars, toys, bikes, food, and more (Not to mention the volunteer hours and services provided) for kids and people who needed a helping hand. Without Sharon, it would never have happened or continued year after year!"
According to U.S. News and World Report, at least 21,000 National Guard Troops from across the country have been called into the nation's capital. About 300 of them from North Carolina after the call for extra hands on deck. Cooper initially sent 200 troops north to help secure the ground around the Capitol.