• Campaign update: September 20, 2016

    • The latest Elon University Poll suggests that House Bill 2 may not be the GOP-killer Democrats expected. While a near-majority of likely voters opposes the “bathroom bill” (49.5 percent against, 39.5 percent for), that opposition hasn’t doomed the re-election prospects of Gov. Pat McCrory. The incumbent Republican leads Democratic…

  • Bill Would Move Presidential Primary To March

    RALEIGH — House Bill 457 would schedule the state’s presidential preference primary on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. An election law passed in 2013 set the presidential primary on the first Tuesday after South Carolina holds its primary, which takes place on a Saturday. North Carolina’s primary could take place in February, violating parameters set by the national Republican and Democratic parties.

  • Prudence Needed on Budget

    Through the first 33 percent of the 2014-15 fiscal year, North Carolina has collected 31 percent of its projected revenue.

  • The Future of High Point: Shipping Containers?

    HIGH POINT — City leaders commissioned the plan from Miami-based planner Andres Duany with a vision of a vibrant downtown year round, not just the four weeks it hosts the High Point Market, formerly known as the International Home Furnishings Market. Among the components, Duany recommends putting a section of four-lane Main Street on a “road diet,” i.e., shrinking it to two lanes.

  • Facts Inconvenience Light Rail Advocates

    Experts agree the Triangle is ill-suited for light-rail transit, though the enlightened promoters of a World Class Community won't let reality stop them from pursuing their dreams.

  • Experts: Consumers Will Notice Absence of Competition in Obamacare

    RALEIGH — North Carolina consumers could be the biggest losers after one of three insurance carriers that applied to participate in the Obamacare federal exchange announced its decision on Thursday to withdraw from the government-approved marketplace, health experts say. They cite the lack of competition in providing coverage on the individual market for consumers who will be required to purchase health insurance when the federal law takes effect in January.