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RALEIGH — A panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has split 2-1 to rule that felons can vote in N.C. elections starting in November. Two Democratic judges agreed to the change, while a Republican colleague dissented.

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RALEIGH — A new Civitas poll shows that Republican candidates running for U.S. Congress and the state legislature in North Carolina are in good shape heading into the 2022 midterm election.

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Monday, 11 April 2022 11:33

OPINION: Voters can still be persuaded

Some partisans I know insist political allegiances are so rigid that elections have become little more than turnout contests. Whichever party gets its base out wins. Persuadable swing voters used to exist in significant numbers, they concede, but are now about as hard to find as Bigfoot.

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RALEIGH — State legislative leaders want the N.C. Court of Appeals to block a ruling that could add 56,000 felons to the state's voting rolls. A trial court issued the ruling Monday. It would open up voting to felons on parole, probation, or other post-release supervision.

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RALEIGH — A national group that focuses on election integrity issues is calling for North Carolina to clean up its voter rolls before the 2022 election. The group’s latest report points to multiple areas that merit state election officials’ attention.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's 2018 voter ID law complies with the state constitution and should survive a legal challenge. That's according to briefs submitted in the N.C. Supreme Court from state legislative leaders and the N.C. Justice Department.

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RALEIGH — A three-judge Superior Court panel has ruled, 2-1, that felons who have completed their prison sentences in North Carolina must be permitted to vote. The ruling strikes down a 1973 state law that blocked voting by felons on probation, parole, or post-release supervision.

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Lifelong resident of Richmond County and Richmond Senior High School Class of 1979 graduate Connie Kelly has been the director of Elections in Richmond County since 1995. 

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Tuesday, 22 March 2022 12:26

Unaffiliated voters surpass Democrats in N.C.

RALEIGH — Unaffiliated voters have overtaken Democrats as the largest voting group in North Carolina, according to the latest data from the N.C. State Board of Elections.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's voter ID law. The high court's decision removes the case from the state Court of Appeals and places it on a faster track for final resolution.

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Smart Start president visits R…

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Partnership for Children hosted Amy Cubbage, president, and Courtney Latta-Sosebee, program officer, from Smart Start-The North Carolina Partnership for Children in Richmond County Tuesday, May 17. Read more

OPINION: Step by Step for Libe…

In the early days of the state-level movement to legalize marijuana, we often got opposition from a surprising camp — libertarians. Read more

NCDHHS: COVID-19 booster now a…

RALEIGH — Children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose.  Read more

FIRSTHEALTH: Fast action saves…

PINEHURST — Pinehurst resident Jack Mahan is home and healthy today, thanks to his fast thinking when he started experiencing symptoms of a stroke. In observance of Stroke Awareness Month... Read more

Norton earns two associate deg…

HAMLET — Bridget Norton of Laurinburg received her second college degree from Richmond Community College on Friday. She now has an Associate in Science degree and Associate in Arts degree, which... Read more

Bill would expand administrati…

RALEIGH — North Carolina could see a new tool in the fight against excessive state regulation. A bill filed in the state House offers a new way to strike down... Read more

National tax group praises N.C…

RALEIGH — A letter from the head of a national tax reform group touts N.C. lawmakers’ “leadership in advancing pro-growth tax policies.” The letter released Thursday calls for legislators to... Read more

N.C. General Assembly opens sh…

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly convened the 2022 short session Wednesday, May 18, with fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues... Read more

MB Drift revs up for first rou…

ROCKINGHAM — Tires will be smoking on Rockingham Speedway’s road course this weekend as MB Drift returns to kick off its competitive series. Read more



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