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Elections Resignations

Both Republican members of the N.C. State Board of Elections voted Tuesday in favor of proposed changes to mail-in voting rules, then resigned in protest of those rules the next day.

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Candidate’s Facebook

On Facebook, the Republican nominee for North Carolina lieutenant governor says Hollywood is demonic. He bashes Black people for giving their “shekels” to satanic or Jewish movie producers.

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COVID-19 Cases

North Carolina reported 1,290 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and only one new death, according to data from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

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Offshore Drilling

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, announced last week that President Trump had agreed to prevent drilling for oil and natural gas off the North Carolina coast, but the president has yet to speak publicly on the matter, and his administration says it is still moving forward with permitting for seismic exploration in the Atlantic.

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Blind Voters

A federal judge ruled in favor of blind voters in North Carolina this week, saying the state must give them a better way to vote in private and without having to visit a polling place during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Kings Mountain Casino

The debate over the Catawba Indian Nation’s claim to a 17-acre patch of land in Kings Mountain continued last week on Capitol Hill.

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Raleigh Protests

Raleigh Mayor May-Ann Baldwin expressed frustration with the way protests in Raleigh ended Saturday night, asking citizens not to judge the peaceful protesters who gathered earlier in the day by the actions of those who she said came downtown “with the goal of destruction.”

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Harris Visit

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will visit North Carolina on Monday, her first time here since being picked as Joe Biden’s running mate.