Sunday sampler

From the front pages of the state’s newspapers.

Raleigh: All you need is the lead: “In 50 or so counties that were power-washed by the waters of Hurricane Matthew, as many as 2,000 families with North Carolina addresses are living in the state of limbo. “We can’t live in our house, and we can’t sell it,” said Latisha Beatty.” The N&O updates us on the flood victims and it’s not pretty.

Raleigh: Steve Bannon gets all the publicity for being President Trump’s evil whisperer. The other Steve is Miller, who is a Duke grad and also senior policy adviser to Trump. The N&O revisits his time at Duke. He didn’t talk with the N&O, but others did. “He’s the most sanctimonious student I think I ever encountered,” said John Burness, Duke’s former senior vice president of public affairs and government relations. “He seemed to be absolutely sure of his own views and the correctness of them, and seemed to assume that if you were in disagreement with him, there was something malevolent or stupid about your thinking. Incredibly intolerant.”

Charlotte: Some Republicans in Charlotte want Charlotte to follow President Trump’s order on “sanctuary cities.” And, according to the Observer, it’s unclear exactly what the city is or isn’t doing when it comes to immigrants.

Greensboro and Fayetteville both have stories on the immigration ban. Greensboro’s is about a Syrian family that just beat by a week the Trump executive order banning immigration from Syria (and six other countries). The story also rounds up efforts to help refugees in Greensboro. The Observer’s story is more general, localizing the issues involved with refugees and immigrants.

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