Category: North Carolina

  • Burr-Ross race may determine U.S. Senate control

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a distant relative of 19th century Vice President Aaron Burr, trounced Democrat Elaine Marshall in 2010 with the largest percentage of the vote in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate races since the Watergate era. This year Burr faces what he has called “the race of my life”…

  • House District 2 candidates spar over education, economy

    Millennial Democrat Joe Parrish is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Larry Yarborough, a Baby Boomer, in House District 2. The candidates are sparring over jobs, education, and health-care issues as they vie to represent residents of Granville and Person counties. “This a great place to raise a family,” said Yarborough, 54.

  • Video: Ross supporter compares black GOP voters to Jews who helped Nazis

    Editor’s note: This report was updated to reflect comments from the Ross and Burr campaigns. A video from Project Veritas Action shows a Democratic donor, who has given money to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton among other Democrats, comparing African-American Republican voters to Jews who helped the Nazis during World War…

  • Supreme Court race could reset ideological balance

    In a nonpartisan race that could tip the ideological balance on the state Supreme Court, Wake County Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan and sitting Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Bob Edmunds each are touting his respective experience, track record, and judicial temperament as reasons to sit on the state’s highest…

  • McCrory: Special Matthew NCGA session in December

    Gov. Pat McCrory plans to call the General Assembly into special session in early December to deal with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. McCrory’s office said he expects the session to address the long-term financial needs of the state as well as giving school districts flexibility to make up classes canceled…

  • Dunn, Graham compete for open seat in Senate District 33

    Republican Cathy Dunn and Democrat Jim Beall Graham are vying for an open seat in state Senate District 33, and both candidates are confident they can improve the lives of people in Davidson and Montgomery counties. Longtime incumbent Republican Sen. Stan Bingham did not seek re-election in a district the…

  • Charter school advocacy groups merging

    The North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association soon will consolidate to form the North Carolina Association of Public Charter Schools, the new organization announced last week. Plans for the merger were finalized on Oct. 6 at a joint board meeting of…

  • Will ‘Trump Bump’ deliver second NCGA term to McInnis?

    Republican state Sen. Tom McInnis expects a “Trump Bump” to send him back for a second term in the North Carolina legislature. But Democratic challenger Dannie Montgomery is counting on a large early voting turnout to smooth any groundswell of support for McInnis. The candidates are competing in District 25,…

  • Incumbent Hudson, challenger Mills focus on struggling economy in 8th CD

    Editor’s note: This story was corrected after initial publication. U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, the Republican incumbent for North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, is running on his track record and roots in the district. Democratic challenger Thomas Mills, a former social worker and campaign consultant who’s also a political blogger, says…