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ROCKINGHAM — “Run Forest, run,” yelled Kenny Gatlin from his truck as he pulled up to the Dan Forest campaign bus Thursday.

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ROCKINGHAM — As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into the summer, with no apparent end in sight, elections officials across the nation are trying to figure out the best way to handle voting this year to make sure voters and poll workers stay safe.

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RALEIGH — The turmoil surrounding COVID-19 derailed much of the work the General Assembly had done before the pandemic. Battles over redistricting reform, tax relief, teacher pay, and hemp legislation disappeared from the headlines.

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RALEIGH — On Saturday night, Jennifer Clapton stood in a brightly lit bowling alley, watching her autistic, 22-year-old son laugh. He threw ball after ball down the shining, wooden lane, shouting glee each time he hit the pins.

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RALEIGH — Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections, on Friday issued an emergency order to protect voters from disease and reduce the likelihood of long lines and crowds at voting sites during the 2020 general election.

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RALEIGH — Former U.S. House candidate Mark Harris has been cleared in a ballot-harvesting case that led to a special election in the 9th Congressional District.

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RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections has learned that a voter advocacy group mailed about 80,000 absentee ballot request forms to North Carolina residents with voters’ information already filled out on the forms.

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ROCKINGHAM — The month-long filing period for the Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors opens next week.

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RALEIGH — A bill forbidding all-mail elections passed unanimously Wednesday, May 27, out of the House Elections and Ethics Law Committee. It’s heading to the House Rules Committee.

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President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina.

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