George Holding

George Edward Bell Holding is an American politician who is the United States Representative for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district. The youngest of five children, Holding grew up in Raleigh. In 1998, Holding left the practice of law to serve as legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Jesse Helms in Washington. Holding joined the U.S. 

Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 2002, working under Frank DeArmon Whitney. In September 2006, Holding was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Whitney’s replacement. Holding prosecuted a state judge, a state Senator, a state Representative, and several sheriffs for political corruption. After Barack Obama won the presidency, Holding was asked to remain in office to complete ongoing public corruption investigations. 

After his resignation as U.S. Attorney in 2011, Holding announced his candidacy for Congress in North Carolina’s 13th congressional district. Holding won the Republican primary in May. He defeated former Raleigh Mayor Paul Coble. Ellmers made much of the fact that Holding didn’t live in the district. 

Holding took office in the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013. George and Lucy Holding have four children – three daughters and one son – and are members of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh. 

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Civil Litigation Lawyer Charlotte NC

It’s a sad fact of business today that if you are going to be in business, at some point, you will probably find yourself involved in litigation. For this reason, it helps to know the basic stages of Civil Litigation Law. It’s first important to understand the difference between civil and criminal litigation. In criminal cases, charges are brought against someone by the government for the violation of a law. In a civil case, the only possible remedies are financial. 

A civil case begins with the filing of a complaint, which lists what the plaintiff believes the defendant has done to wrong them. Once the Complaint and Answer have been filed, the parties will embark on what is called discovery. In discovery, each tries to learn information about the case by seeking documents and other information from the other party. Usually at some point, a party will file a motion for summary judgment – in other words, suggesting that the court should rule for it without sending the matter to trial. The court will then decide, based on the information gathered in discovery, whether there is enough evidence for the court to decide it right then and there, or to proceed to trial. 

If the court rules in favor of summary judgment, either party may appeal. Call him today for a consultation to learn how you can best protect your business in the event of litigation. 

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Estate Planning Attorney Charlotte NC

Estate Planning is not something you do for yourself; it is one of the most loving things you can do for your family and loved ones. You have several important decisions to make to protect yourself, your family and your financial health. Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, PLLC can craft a well planned Estate Plan that not only incorporates your goals and needs but one that fits into your life style providing you with the peace of mind that your wishes are carried through after you pass. If you are a retired wartime Veteran we can assist you in qualifying for what is commonly known as Aid and Attendance. This is a pension available to retired wartime Veterans based on specific criteria. 

The government has not made enough Veterans aware that this is a potential pension available. What has been common place is that the Veterans Administration has denied these applications but have not gone the next step in sharing with the Veterans that they could maybe qualify with the assistance of an Accredited Estate Planning Attorney. We can also assist families whom have lost a loved one in settling their estate. The Probate process can be time consuming and cumbersome at times with numerous requirements, filings and deadlines. Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, PLLC can take on this burden leaving you the time to care for yourself and your family. 

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NC DPS: Death Penalty

The prison system houses male death row inmates at Central Prison and female death row inmates at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women. Inmates on death row spend nearly all their time in either their cells or the adjacent dayroom. Death row inmates may be assigned incentive wage jobs in the canteen or clothes house, or may work as barbers or janitors within their housing areas. Two days a week, officers escort death row inmates in groups from each cellblock pod to outdoor exercise areas, weather permitting, where the inmates can play basketball, walk or jog. Officers also escort the death row inmates by cellblock to the dining halls for each meal. 

Death row inmates may receive one visit a week with a maximum of two visitors. If a death row inmate violates prison regulations, he may be placed in a segregation cellblock outside of the death row area. He must eat his meals in his cell and is separated from other death row inmates for his daily hour of exercise and shower. Conditions are similar for female inmates on death row. The inmate moves all personal belongings from the death row cell to one of the four cells in the death watch area. 

An inmate on death watch is not allowed contact with other inmates. The inmate remains in the death watch area until receiving a stay or until escorted to the execution chamber. 

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