Gary D. Robertson, The Associated Press

Gary D. Robertson

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Cary, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Gary:

Search and seizure of marijuana still lawful despite hemp similarity, North Carolina appeals court rules

A three-judge panel found no errors of the trial judge and attorney for Derek Edwin Highsmith, who was convicted last year of felony marijuana possession stemming from a Duplin County traffic stop in 2017. He was sentenced to a maximum of a little over four years in prison. → Read More

North Carolina attorney general in legal bind amid probe over 2020 TV ad

WCYB NBC 5 Bristol and WEMT Fox 39 Greeneville offer local and national news reporting, sports, and weather forecasts to viewers in the Tennessee, Virginia Tri-Cities area including Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. → Read More

Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now embraced the idea of expanding the state’s Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands… → Read More

Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in N. Carolina

After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now embraced the idea of expanding the state's Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Legislative approval finally appears within reach. → Read More

Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in North Carolina

WPDE covers news, sports, weather, and local events in and around the Grand Strand, Pee Dee, and the Border Belt. → Read More

Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. → Read More

Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. → Read More

Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. → Read More

Judge blocks campaign law enforcement in NC attorney general campaign probe

The law was cited when the Republican challenger in the 2020 complained about an ad involving untested rape kits. → Read More

NC governor signs bills addressing sexual assaults, bar 'membership' requirement

One signed measure makes clear that victims of sexual assault nor their insurers will be be charged by medical providers to receive a rape kit. → Read More

NC legislature advances budget agreement closer to governor

The Senate was expected to vote later Thursday. → Read More

Frank Daniels Jr., longtime publisher of The News & Observer, dies

Frank Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, has died at 90. His tenure at the N&O and as an Associated Press board chair was marked by technological expansion and innovation. → Read More

New Medicaid expansion pitch surfaces in N. Carolina House

North Carolina House Republicans are pitching a plan that could authorize expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults, although not right away → Read More

Supreme Court rules for GOP lawmakers in voter ID case

The decision means that Republican legislative leaders can intervene in the federal lawsuit to defend the law. → Read More

Supreme Court rules for GOP lawmakers in voter ID case

The decision means that Republican legislative leaders can intervene in the federal lawsuit to defend the law. → Read More

Supreme Court rules for GOP lawmakers in voter ID case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina a win Thursday in a fight over the state's latest photo identification voting law. → Read More

Legislation to legalize sports betting in North Carolina falters

The House voted 51-50 not to approve one of two measures that, when combined, would have established the rules to authorize and regulate gambling on professional sporting events and out-of-state horse racing, → Read More

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. → Read More

NC lawmakers consider bill seeking “forever chemical” standards, reimbursements

North Carolina state regulators would set acceptable levels of “forever chemicals” for drinking water in a bill considered by a state House committee. → Read More

North Carolina parents' bill with LGBTQ limits going to Senate floor

Republican legislation that supporters argue would give North Carolina parents more say over their children's public schooling and health, but critics say would intimidate and harm LGBTQ youth, is heading to the Senate floor after another affirmative committee vote Tuesday. The "Parents' Bill of Rights” legislation includes a provision that would prevent instruction on sexual orientation and… → Read More