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Chamber Endorsements

The N.C. Chamber announced Friday that it has endorsed 14 legislators' re-election bids this year, including 12 Republicans and two moderate Democrats.

MODIFIED: 10/19/18 15:06:58

Earls Complaint

The N.C. Republican Party has filed a campaign finance complaint against N.C. Supreme Court Democratic candidate Anita Earls over an ad produced by her campaign that's now being broadcast by a dark money group.

MODIFIED: 10/19/18 15:01:39

Jeter Tensions

Republicans don't care much that Charles Jeter is now a lobbyist.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 22:53:48

Community Colleges Meeting

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges held its annual strategic planning session and regularly scheduled meeting at Davidson County Community College from Wednesday through Friday.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 22:52:46

Ponzi Charges

Federal prosecutors say new charges have been filed against a North Carolina investment adviser already accused of fraud and other offenses connected with a Ponzi scheme.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:48:13

Leadership Challenges

To challenge the most powerful man in state politics, Jen Mangrum moved from Greensboro into a Reidsville rental home residents referred to as the "Taco Bell house."

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:42:59

Early Voting

The start of early in-person voting in North Carolina brought out more people compared to the first day of the last midterm election in 2014.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:42:13

Voter Confusion

Among the state lawmakers, county commissioners and sheriffs on this fall's ballot, North Carolina voters will be asked whether to amend the state constitution up to six times.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:41:19

Chemours Tests

Blood and urine samples from 30 people living near the Chemours Fayetteville Works plant showed no traces of GenX, but four related fluorinated compounds were detected in all of the blood samples.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:40:19

Women Running

While some commentators are describing 2018 as "the year of the woman" in national politics, a new report from Meredith College says the numbers don't bear that out in North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:38:20

State Health Plan

When N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell filed a request to see UNC Health Care's provider contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, he was sent hundreds of pages worth of contracts -- nearly all of which were blacked out.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:37:25

Studio Tour

Coastal legislators got a chance to see the fruits of their legislative labor Wednesday during a tour of TV productions shooting on the EUE/Screen Gems Studios lot off North 23rd Street.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:36:22

FEMA Trailers

Thousands of Hurricane Florence victims are still displaced from their homes, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in North Carolina working to help.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:35:26

Declined Incentives

North Carolina offered millions of dollars in incentives to retain a Charlotte mortgage company that eventually chose to relocate to South Carolina, according to documents obtained by the Observer through a public records request.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:34:29

Campaign Restrictions

The days of passing out cooked food to voters outside the polling station at the Currituck Board of Elections Office are apparently over.

MODIFIED: 10/18/18 19:33:21


"Berger is my Trump."
Jen Mangrum, a Democrat challenging Sen. Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, on campaigning against the Senate leader.


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