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ASHEVILLE — The Democrat-dominated Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wants to join the legal fight against North Carolina's new election maps.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein want the state Supreme Court to throw out new statewide election maps. They've outlined a plan that would help the court draw new maps without legislative input.

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Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:46

OPINION: Moving primary target

Republicans in the Senate are voting today to delay the primary yet again. They’re making plans to ensure that they can redraw legislative and Congressional districts in the event that the Supreme Court finds their districts unconstitutional. The current schedule offers only a short window for new districts to be approved under the timeline necessary for a May 17 primary. 

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The N.C. General Assembly voted along party lines Wednesday to move the 2022 primary election back three weeks from May 17 to June 7.

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Tuesday, 18 January 2022 20:43

Morris rejoins Rockingham City Council

ROCKINGHAM — Former mayor Steve Morris will be rejoining the City Council.

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RALEIGH — Lawyers supporting and opposing North Carolina’s new election maps will take their arguments to the N.C. Supreme Court on Feb. 2.

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Thursday, 13 January 2022 12:44

OPINION: Democrats get a little good news

Things change fast in politics. After months of political pundits predicting doom and destruction for Democrats in November, the narrative may be beginning to change. Redistricting doesn’t appear to be the disaster that so many people, me included, expected. A poll released last week has Democrats leading Republicans in the Congressional generic ballot for the first time in months. Not a bad start for 2022 if you’re a Democrat.

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RALEIGH — As critics of North Carolina's new election maps take their case to the state Supreme Court, lawyers on both sides of the case are taking aim at justices they want to drop out of the case.

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RALEIGH — Former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory is the preferred choice for the state’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022, according to a Civitas Poll of likely GOP primary voters released Thursday, Jan. 13.

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RALEIGH — A unanimous three-judge panel has upheld North Carolina's new congressional and legislative election maps. The panel of two Republican Superior Court judges and one Democratic colleague rejected critics' arguments that mapmakers engaged in unconstitutional partisan and racial gerrymandering.

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Ratliff's 27 points guide Lady…

SOUTHERN PINES — Unlike the last time the two teams met in early December, the Lady Raiders didn’t need overtime to defeat Pinecrest High School on Wednesday. Read more

Raiders edged late by Pinecres…

SOUTHERN PINES — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday. Read more

COVID cases remain relatively …

ROCKINGHAM — New COVID cases in Richmond County remain relatively low as the Omicron surge seems to be declining. Read more

Sandhills Center announces Feb…

WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of... Read more

Robinson raises $1.5 million f…

RALEIGH — With campaign finance reports coming later this month, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's campaign announced that he has raised more than $1.5 million. The donations come from... Read more

Earls on CNN Supreme Court sho…

RALEIGH — The Democratic frontrunner in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race and a sitting state Supreme Court justice both appear on a high-profile shortlist of candidates to replace U.S. Supreme... Read more

Raiders split with Lee County…

HAMLET — The Richmond Raider wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with two matches on its home mat on Tuesday. Read more

Montgomery County felon charge…

NORMAN — A convicted felon from Montgomery County currently on probation is in the Richmond County Jail after allegedly walking down the road waving a gun. Read more

OPINION: NC GOP’s judicial imp…

Impeachment. Like the snowflakes that flew last week in many parts of North Carolina, that word has been in the air in the state capital of late – darting here... Read more



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