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Here tonight, December 7, 2015, at the general meeting of the Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners, former chairman of the Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners, Jerry Langley, was elected to serve as the Chairman this night, and will serve until the next December general meeting.
On Thursday afternoon, just before the close of their business day, Stan Deatherage filed to retain the Beaufort County Commissioner seat that he has now held for 5 terms.
Does our state's constitution mean what it says? That's the question asked by a recent lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court. At issue is the constitutionality of recent changes to how justices are elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The case will not only require our courts to...
Two Charlotte media organizations, the Charlotte Observer and WBTV, ran stories last week about a legislator who appears to have made stealth changes to legislation that would possibly benefit some of his contributors
The Durham County Board of Elections met to hear the challenge to Ivanna Gonzalez's voter registration. In less than an hour, the two board members present (one Democrat and one Republican), voted to dismiss the case for lack of evidence.
The State Board of Elections today received word that Democracy North Carolina and other plaintiffs have filed a complaint in federal court claiming violations of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
The Office of the Governor of North Carolina released the following statement after learning that three liberal advocacy groups filed a lawsuit in federal court against State Board of Elections (SBOE), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Casting himself as an outsider who came to Raleigh to right a listing ship of state, Gov. Pat McCrory formally announced his re-election bid Wednesday with a heavy emphasis on job creation and income growth that are part of what he calls the Carolina Comeback
As the 2016 election cycle approaches, North Carolina voters will witness a spirited political debate about how best to promote economic growth
September 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and the State Board of Elections is encouraging North Carolina's 6.38 million voters to check their registration status online.
Judge James L. Baker was sworn in today as the third Republican member of the bipartisan State Board of Elections.
Flaws built into the Affordable Care Act are leading to an older, sicker mix of insurance policyholders in North Carolina.
Higher education has already become an important issue in the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary race. It should receive considerable attention in the first primary date, scheduled for October 13 on CNN.
The federal government's lawsuit against North Carolina election laws could have "extraordinary ramifications for the United States," an election law expert told a Tuesday meeting of the Campbell Law School Federalist Society.
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement following state Rep. Leo Daughtry's announcement that he will not seek re-election...
The hearing that will determine the fate of North Carolina's election reform law wrapped up Aug. 7. Groups that included the NC NAACP and the League of Women Voters of NC, ­joined by Eric Holder's (and Loretta Lynch's) U.S. Justice Department, are suing the state over election reform legislation (th
There were very few surprises during this summer's three-week federal court hearing to decide the fate of election reform legislation that was passed in 2013 and implemented in 2014 -- but there was one big revelation.
When our legislature voted to consolidate the traditional May Primary Election with the March 15th Presidential Primary they may have driven a nail in the coffins of political parties in our state.
After months of speculation and handwringing among Democrats, the party is finally fielding candidates to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016. The potential aspirants include state Rep. Duane Hall of Raleigh, former state Rep. Deborah Ross of Raleigh, and Chris Rey, mayor of the...
State Republican legislative leaders, along with state GOP chairman Hasan Harnett and incoming party executive director Dallas Woodhouse, announced on Tuesday that new provisions in a law allowing legislative caucuses to establish separate fundraising committees would not be exercised during the...
Party disunity can be fatal for political campaigns in competitive races. Just ask former governor Rufus Edmisten.
Anyone who writes or comments about politics will make predictions that fail to come true. I certainly have.
I have a theory about presidential politics and the 2016 election. It has the virtue of fitting much of the data currently available. Another of the theory's virtues is that it can readily generate a couple of plausible scenarios for how the primary season may play out among...
The so-called millennial generation helped to elect Barack Obama in 2008. But their turnout faded in 2012 because their expectations for instant gratification were not met, and they hold a jaded view that their votes don't matter, a South Carolina pollster told a Raleigh audience
"Prediction is very difficult," said physicist Niels Bohr, "especially if it's about the future."
The state House on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill that would require appellate judges to win retention elections to hold their seats. If House Bill 222 becomes law, it would apply to the chief justice and other justices on the N.C. Supreme Court as well as all judges on the N.C. Court of Appeals.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine's 2014 Governor's Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year's ranking. The Governor's Cup...
I initially registered as a Democrat because my parents were, but also because you had to be a Democrat if you wanted to vote in North Carolina's primary elections in the 1960s.
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