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North Carolina has an opportunity. Meaning North Carolina as a whole, but also as a sum of its complex and diverse parts.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Elections will have two recount matters to take up next week.

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RALEIGH — As state superintendent, Catherine Truitt will oversee North Carolina’s vast public education system, which spent more than $14 billion this school year. But she won’t be doing it alone. 

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A few weeks before the 2020 election, I visited a local gun shop. It was a madhouse.

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RALEIGH — Redistricting could prove contentious in next year’s legislative session.

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Monday, 16 November 2020 10:43

OPINION: Parity extends down the ballot

In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to put them fully in charge of North Carolina government.

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More than one N.C. political battle in recent years has generated a court case titled Cooper v. Berger. Last week’s election ensured that the two men behind those names will have to deal with each other again for at least the next two years.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:13

OPINION: No Body for president? Pay Mind.

A celebrity who unleashed a frenzy of media attention with an unexpected win of a term in political office, despite being famed more for an outlandish personal style and uninhibited public statements than governmental experience, garnered insufficient ballots to win the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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Monday, 26 October 2020 11:49

OPINION: Who was that masked man?

My first introduction to “The William Tell Overture” came not in some opera theater but as a young boy watching a grainy, black and white television. 

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RALEIGH — Given voting challenges amid COVID-19, what can you actually expect to know about ballot results at the close of Election Day?

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