News Reports (Page 7)

  • In rare primary, Libertarians face off in Senate District 8

    Libertarian primary, Senate District 8, Bladen, Brunswick, Pender counties • Anthony Mascolo, lay minister. Education: Attended New York Institute of Technology, behavioral science/criminal justice major. Occupation: Retired lieutenant, New York City Transit Police. Career highlights: Chairman, Libertarian Party of Brunswick County. • Randy Crow. Education: Sam Houston State University,…

  • Incumbent Cleveland faces former commissioner McLaughlin in HD 14 primary

    Republican primary, House District 14, Onslow County • George Cleveland (incumbent, seven terms). Education: B.S. in mathematics education, University of Maryland-College Park. Retired, 25-year Marine Corps decorated veteran and Vietnam veteran, business owner, teacher. Career highlights: Committee chairman of Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs; Appropriations, General Government; Joint Legislative…

  • Conservative GOP incumbents face off in newly drawn SD 45

    Republican primary, state Senate District 45 (Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, and part of Surry counties) Deanna Ballard (incumbent, one term). Education: Belmont University, business degree. Occupation: Director of the Office of the President/CEO for Samaritan’s Purse, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Career highlights: Volunteer for George W. Bush’s…

  • Special Needs Education Savings Account in high demand

    North Carolina’s Special Needs Education Savings Account has seen a surge in applicants, outnumbering the available slots for the school-choice program. Applications closed April 2 with 1,430 students applying for the 330 open slots. The number of slots was determined by the General Assembly’s allocation…