U.S. Senate candidates

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Three Republican candidates are vying for incumbent Richard Burr's seat in the U.S. Senate.  They are Larry Holmquist, 4902 Towne Ridge Dr., Greensboro; Paul Wright, 147 Swinson...

Candidates’ night features commissioners, state house contenders

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Feb. 29, 2016 By Connie Leinbach The Ocracoke Civic and Business Association held a candidates’ forum Thursday night (Feb. 25) in the Ocracoke Community Center. Close...

Dispatch from Raleigh: In wake of gerrymandering ruling, give reform a...

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Editor's note: We are posting this commentary from Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, regarding the issue of gerrymandering.   Thirty percent of...

Early voting dates set, voter photo ID confusion resolved

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Updated Feb. 13, 2016, 8:49 a.m. with corrected early voting days. By Peter Vankevich Voting for the March 15 primary election will take place in the Ocracoke...

Ending gerrymandering would improve voting equality

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May 2015 By Bob Phillips Your state lawmakers working in Raleigh this legislative session have one main task and that is to write and adopt a...