News Reports (Page 5)

  • Holding jumps out to late lead in latest Civitas Poll

    Republican incumbent Rep. George Holding has garnered a significant lead against his opponents in the N.C. 2nd Congressional District race, according to the latest poll from the Civitas Institute. The Civitas Institute, a conservative public policy organization, released poll data on…

  • Education dominant issue in Nash County’s open state HD 25

    N.C. House District 25 (Northern two-thirds of Nash County) • James Gailliard, Democrat. Occupation: Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount. Education: Morehouse College, Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Theological Seminary, degrees in biochemistry, theology, pastoral ministry, business administration. Career highlights: Morehouse College Board of Preachers. Board of…

  • Stark ideological contrasts highlight race for open state HD 1

    N.C. House District 1 (Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrell, and Washington counties.) • Edward Goodwin, Republican. Occupation: Retired. Education: East Carolina University, bachelor’s degree.  Career highlights: Former Chowan County commissioner, 21 years as Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent, U.S. Air Force veteran. • Ronald Wesson, Democrat (Currently two-term…

  • Rematch (for fourth time) in Western N.C. HD 119 between incumbent Clampitt, challenger Queen

    N.C. House District 119 (Swain and Jackson counties, part of Haywood County) • Mike Clampitt, Republican (one-term incumbent). Occupation: Retired firefighter. Education: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, fire science and technology.  Career highlights: Sergeant-at-arms in the N.C. General Assembly. Charlotte Fire Department captain. • Joe Sam Queen, Democrat. Occupation: Architect. Education:…

  • SW Wake HD 37 considered a battleground in three-way race

    House District 37 (covers southern Wake County bordering Johnston, Harnett, and Chatham counties.) • John Adcock, Republican (appointed incumbent). Occupation: Attorney, small business owner. Education: Appalachian State University, double major bachelor’s degrees in community/regional planning and geography. The Catholic University of America, master’s in international affairs. Cecil C. Humphreys…

  • Outcome of 13th Congressional District race could indicate who controls House

    N.C. 13th U.S. Congressional District (Southwestern half of Guilford County, and parts of Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Rowan, and Iredell counties.) • Ted Budd, Republican (first-term incumbent). Education: Appalachian State University, bachelor’s degree in business management. Wake Forest University, MBA. Dallas Theological Seminary, master’s in educational leadership. Career highlights: The Budd…

  • Spellings out at UNC, CJ confirms

    UNC System President Margaret Spellings is expected to resign from her position, Carolina Journal has confirmed through an independent source. The News & Observer reported Thursday, citing three sources, “including one with direct knowledge of the situation,” of Spellings’ imminent departure. CJ learned of the resignation through a separate…