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NC SPIN Production

September 3 will be the last day NC SPIN, a locally produced, independent political talk show, will air on WRAL.

MODIFIED: 08/22/17 15:24:15


Cary attorney Wiley Nickel, who previously announced he'd run for a state Senate seat, has set his eyes on the newly created 16th District in western Wake County.

MODIFIED: 08/22/17 12:17:15

Charlotte Forum

Before an audience of LGBTQ activists, Democratic Sen. Joel Ford Monday night defended his 2015 vote for a bill that gave magistrates the right to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 22:12:31

Solar Project

U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan and Rep. John Szoka, R-Cumberland, are slated to be on hand Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting on one of the largest solar fields east of the Mississippi, according to a press release.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 21:08:44

Map Reaction

Democrats have little to no chance of wresting the majority from Republicans under new legislative maps released over the last few days, outside analysts agreed.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 21:35:37

Fayetteville Stadium

On the same day as the historic solar eclipse, Fayetteville made history of its own and broke ground on a $33 million minor league baseball stadium on Hay Street.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 20:43:22

Pasquotank Investment

The Economic Improvement Council invested almost $3.4 million in Pasquotank County in 2015-16, the 10-county agency's director reported recently, but it's asking the county contribute back $15,000.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 20:39:01

Forsyth Districts

Proposed General Assembly redistricting plans could pit state Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth, against a fellow Republican in Davie County, and switch the Lewisville area from a House district that includes Davie County to one that takes in all of Yadkin County.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 20:29:03

Political Data

Political data released by state lawmakers Monday shows voting patterns in proposed N.C. General Assembly districts.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 20:00:32

Insurance Costs

Thousands of North Carolina residents have been exempt from the Affordable Care Act and got to keep their old health insurance, paying significantly less for their coverage than those insured under the ACA.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 19:59:44

Tech Seed Funds

A total of 32 small, technology-oriented companies across 18 North Carolina communities will get $1.9 million to help them grow and provide good jobs, the office of Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 19:58:52

MLK Graffiti

A vandalized wall was discovered on Monday morning at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Raleigh.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 19:58:07

Estuarine Striped Bass

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission wants to adopt temporary management measures for estuarine striped bass in most of the central and southern coastal areas of the state.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 19:57:11

Brunch Bill

The Jacksonville officials will consider whether or not to allow the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays at their meeting Tuesday night.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 19:56:14

Sworn In

William Holder was sworn in as the newest member of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges on Friday.

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 19:55:26


"I have a strong suspicion these are not the maps we are going to be running the election under."
Francis De Luca, president of conservative think tank Civitas, on his belief that newly released legislative election maps will be rejected by the courts and redrawn by judges.
WRAL NEWS, 8/21/17

the capitol view

Opinion Shifting Fast on N.C. Confederate Monuments

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 11:44:24

In 2017, Internet Deserts Persist

August 21, 2017

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 11:42:13

Measuring Value Added is Essential

August 21, 2017

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 11:40:28

"Cold Mountain" 20 Years Later

August 2017 #3

MODIFIED: 08/21/17 11:39:02

Redistricting Could Boot Out Incumbents

MODIFIED: 08/14/17 11:52:16


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