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ROCKINGHAM — When candidates file for political office, one of the questions they’re asked is if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony.

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We are quickly getting past the midpoint of summer. Schools will re-open in just five or six weeks. It’s time to take the masks off our kids. With mitigation measures, COVID is not much of a risk them and they are not a risk to us. There is little scientific reason to have masks in schools, especially among vaccinated kids, and certainly no scientific reason to keep them closed. 

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Both former Governor Pat McCrory and Congressman Ted Budd can claim some positive momentum in their campaigns for U.S. Senate after 2nd quarter fundraising totals were posted Thursday, July 15. McCrory outperformed all his primary opponents in the North Carolina race, raising $1,237,000 from April through June of this year.

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ROCKINGHAM — One municipal election in Richmond County got more interesting Wednesday with a challenger entering the race.

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ROCKINGHAM — With less than a week to go, only one sitting elected official for the town of Ellerbe has filed for reelection.

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ROCKINGHAM — Two more current office holders filed to retain their seats on Friday.

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ROCKINGHAM — Only one candidate filed for the upcoming municipal elections on Thursday.

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HAMLET — One municipality will have one less open seat for the upcoming municipal election than previously thought.

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RALEIGH — Ushered in, not by law, but by lawsuit settlement, North Carolina’s COVID-related changes to voting rules in 2020 are viewed as either a fix or a failure. Republican state senators are of the latter opinion, as evidenced by their inclusion of language prohibiting such “collusive settlements” by the attorney general in Senate Bill 105, slated for a final vote on the Senate floor Friday morning.

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Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:37

OPINION: Pat McCrory's stupid dog whistle

I can’t wait to watch Pat McCrory lose again. McCrory is on Twitter making asinine statements and parroting childish right-wing talking points. While he might not be as smart as Thom Tillis, he has just as little substance. I don’t know what’s wrong with Charlotte Republicans. They will say anything to get elected.

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