Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the third bill in a trifecta of controversial legislation, giving the Republican-dominated General Assembly plenty to do when it reconvenes midday Monday.
Perdue didn't think the bill establishing a framework for natural gas drilling in North Carolina contained enough safeguards. Read more here.
--To Uriel Alberto, one of the many young immigrants brought to this country as a child by parents seeking a better life, his homeland is foreign. But in the United States, the place he considers home, he is foreign – and illegal. Alberto, one of three undocumented immigrants arrested in February after interrupting a state legislative hearing on immigration, is scheduled to appear in Wake County district court on Monday to respond to those charges.
--The city of Charlotte will host a live lottery Monday to decide the times and locations that groups will be allowed to protest during the Democratic National Convention in September. The lottery will be held at 2 p.m. in the meeting chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth St. Anyone wanting to protest along a city-designated parade route – or use a “speaker’s platform” during the DNC – had to submit an application by last week.