Justin Burr of Albemarle is facing one of the most heated legislative primary challenges in the state – and most of the fire isn’t coming from his opponent, Lane Burris.
Burris, a retired sheriff’s department captain, doesn’t mention Burr, a four-term incumbent, much on his campaign website.
The group also bases its claim on a ,000 campaign contribution that Burr received from former UNC Board of Governors Chairman John Fennebresque, who’s an attorney with the national company’s affiliated law firm. secretary of state filings, represents 10 groups at the legislature, including AAA of the Carolinas, Charter Schools USA and the N. “They’ve done nothing but try to drag me into the mud,” Burr said, noting that the PAC has said it used a private investigator to confirm his relationship with Wolfe.
Burr said in an interview Friday that Mc Guire Woods lobbyist Sarah Wolfe is his girlfriend. “They basically tried to stalk me and smear my name.
She allegedly took the virginity of both pupils, seducing one in school uniform when he was 13 or 14, and encouraging another to sneak into her tent during a camping trip when he was 15.
Lakey, from Stanley in County Durham, was once hailed as a visionary for turning around a failing school and making it one of the most improved in the country.
Anne Lakey, 55, was handed the sentence at Teesside Crown Court today after being convicted of indecently assaulting the two boys in the 1980s.At today's sentencing hearing, Judge Howard Crowson told Lakey: “You used subtle persuasion and flattery, encouraging each boy to take his first tentative sexual steps with you.”He said she had been “an inspirational teacher and leader of schools” that had "improved the lives of many young people" but preyed on children.The judge continued: “You corrupted two boys about half your age.He says he “truly doesn’t like negativity.” But voters in Stanly and Montgomery counties have been bombarded with mailers from political groups seeking to unseat Burr.The most personal attacks are coming from a Stanly County political action committee formed last year called Citizens for Better Representation.
In 2012, however, then-Speaker Thom Tillis asked a staff member to resign because the staffer was dating a lobbyist.