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Dowless Users

A lot more North Carolina politicians than just Mark Harris hired McCrae Dowless over the years to do election work.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 16:02:02

Bladen Absentees

One out of every five absentee ballots counted in Bladen County in 2018 were handled by people linked to the Republican political operative at the center of an investigation that has stalled the results of a North Carolina congressional election.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 16:01:00

McCready Claims

Ballot harvesting by a Bladen County political operative "tainted" more ballots than the current margin in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, Democrat Dan McCready's attorneys allege in documents filed to the state board of elections.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 16:00:17

Redistricting Lawsuit

A key North Carolina GOP lawmaker says Republicans won't appeal a ruling by state judges that the General Assembly violated a constitutional prohibition against mid-decade redistricting because it unnecessarily changed four House districts in 2017.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:59:04

Medicaid Audit

State Auditor Beth Wood took another whack Wednesday at North Carolina's ongoing transition to Medicaid managed care, a process overseen by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:57:57

Jail Deaths

More inmates died in North Carolina's jails in 2018 than any other year since the state began tracking deaths in 1997.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:56:58

Chemours Violations

A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:55:36

Watt Investigation

Former federal housing agency director Mel Watt, who represented Charlotte in the U.S. Congress for more than two decades, misused his position to pursue a relationship with a woman working for him, according to a formal inquiry by the agency's Inspector General.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:54:44

Emergency Declaration

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis has issued a statement criticizing President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency Friday, saying he doesn't "believe a national emergency declaration is the solution" to securing the U.S.-Mexico border.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:52:55

Teacher Supplements

A bill to return pay supplements to public school teachers who earn advanced college degrees has been introduced by Sen. Danny Britt Jr., R-Robeson.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:52:14

Film Tax Credit

Sen. Harper Peterson, D-New Hanover, is using his first sponsored bill to push for a reboot to the state's film tax credit program -- even though the freshman senator knows it faces an uphill climb.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:51:33

ICE Contract

The Alamance County Board of Commissioners cast two 5--0 votes to approve $2.8 million in contracts to hold inmates in the county jail for the U.S. Marshals Service and, controversially, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:49:58

College Transfers

The State Board of Community Colleges approved agreements on Thursday with the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) focused on developing seamless transfer for students who begin their studies in music, theatre, or visual arts at a state community college and seek to complete their bachelor's at a state private college or university.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:48:12

DMV Workers

One-third of the new driver license examiner graduates will report to Triad offices, the state said Friday.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:46:35

Atlantic Wells

The U.S. Navy is moving forward with the investigative phase of a well water sampling program that found potentially dangerous levels of chemicals in the drinking water of at least two residential wells in the area surrounding Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic.

MODIFIED: 02/17/19 15:45:37


"It makes me to where I don't even want to vote no more."
Shirley Brown, a Bladenboro voter who handed her absentee ballot to an employee of McCrae Dowless, the man at the center of an absentee ballot investigation involving the 9th Congressional District election results.
WRAL NEWS, 2/15/19


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