State Budget Director Art Pope says he is "shocked" activists are picketing his company, Variety Wholesalers, to press for change in state policy.
A Wake County judge on Wednesday found a group of people arrested in April during the first of what became months of weekly protests at the Legislative Building guilty of trespassing and violating building rules.
Twelve protesters, including the state president of the NAACP, were back in court Tuesday on charges they disrupted state lawmakers during an April demonstration at the Legislative Building.
State budget chief Art Pope came face to face with one of his most vocal critics Monday morning while responding to a planned picketing campaign targeting his family's chain of discount stores.
Nineteen of the more than 900 people arrested during a series of legislative protests this past spring saw their cases resolved Monday. The group had completed 25 hours of community service, part of a deal to get the charges dismissed.