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RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate redistricting leader is raising new concerns about one of the men who helped draw the state’s latest congressional map. Those concerns are based on new revelations from New Jersey.

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Monday, 14 March 2022 12:25

OPINION: N.C. Democrats get a reality check

The North Carolina General Assembly is going to stay in Republican hands after the 2022 midterms. For state Democrats, this is a bitter pill to swallow. That they’ve already managed to swallow it, however, is evident in their manifest failure to recruit enough candidates to put up a credible fight this year for control of the legislature.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to deny N.C. legislators' request to block a court-drawn congressional map for North Carolina. The high court's decision should end legal action connected to new N.C. election maps for the 2022 election cycle.

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RALEIGH — Each of the plaintiffs in North Carolina's legal dispute over election maps is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the fight. So is the N.C. Justice Department.

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RALEIGH — Based on a 4-3 vote from the state Supreme Court, a congressional election map drawn by legislators gets tossed out. The court substitutes its own map for 2022 elections. The new map tips the scale toward the Democratic Party.

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ROCKINGHAM — A Sandhills state senator will be challenging a sitting U.S. representative for the 9th Congressional district in the upcoming election.

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The trial court in the redistricting case North Carolina League of Conservation Voters v. Hall rejected a remedial congressional map drawn by the General Assembly based on recommendations from three "special masters" they appointed to inspect that map. The special masters claimed that the remedial map did not meet some theoretical mathematical thresholds, suggesting that the map might be a partisan gerrymander.

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RALEIGH — State legislative leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step into the legal dispute over a new congressional map for North Carolina.

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 20:04

Election filing resumes in Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — Of the five local candidates who went to the Richmond County Board of Elections office Thursday as filing resumed after a two-month hiatus, one is no stranger to elected office.

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ROCKINGHAM — Congressman Dan Bishop could remain the U.S. representative for most of Richmond County.

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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

State grant will help jumpstar…

ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood said Thursday that a $485,000 grant from the state’s Motorsports Relief Fund announced this week by Gov. Roy Cooper will be used to... Read more

The Official Richmond County M…

ROCKINGHAM — For the first time in its five-year history, the Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week, presented by HWY 55, is going to a group of Raider... Read more

Allie Rodgers: The Official Ri…

ROCKINGHAM — Sophomore soccer player Allie Rodgers has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

NCWRC: Recent drownings reinfo…

RALEIGH — National Safe Boating Week, as proclaimed by Gov. Roy Cooper, is May 21–27 and officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission say that safety should be a top... Read more

Man charged for allegedly not …

ROCKINGHAM — A Hoke County man is accused of not finishing a job he was hired to do in southeastern Richmond County. Read more

GUEST EDITORIAL: Free speech c…

Political appointees who run North Carolina’s booze bureaucracy will no longer play amateur art critic. Read more

Class of '22 edges Juniors in …

ROCKINGHAM — Lots of laughs and several touchdowns were shared during Richmond Senior High School’s Powder Puff football game on Wednesday. Read more

Richmond softball lands 5 on A…

ROCKINGHAM — The Lady Raider softball program had five players named to the 2022 All-Sandhills Athletic Conference team. Read more

- Hudson wins 9th District GOP primary, will face Clark in November - Another suspect charged in Ammo Shack burglary - Richmond softball lands 5 on All-Conference team Read more