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India Richburg votes with her son Nash Waiters, 4, at the North Springs 2 voting location in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. "In and out in five minutes, tops," Richburg said, describing how long it took to vote.
OPINION: Can North Carolina Democrats become more competitive in future elections?
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • February 9, 2021

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has been considered an electoral “battleground” state: that is, a toss-up state that is not solidly...

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party
North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party
Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer • February 2, 2021

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), the Constitution Party and Green Party are no longer recognized political parties...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

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Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate
Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer • January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)
How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic committee members boycotted the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.
NC Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsors bill making streaming pirated content a felony
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 2, 2021
Following its approval in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump signed the second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package into law on Dec. 27. In addition to providing COVID-19 relief to Americans, many other bills were written within the document. One includes making streaming pirated content a felony.
The riverwalk along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.
New Hanover County 2020 election results
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted.
The North Carolina State Capitol building, where these bills discussed by Judge JH Corpening were deliberated over by NC officials.
NC 2020 election results
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted. According to reports from WECT, local boards of elections are set to meet between Nov. 10 and 13 to approve the remaining provisional and absentee ballots. Official election results are expected to be reported following those meetings. 
Jenna Wadsworth is the democratic candidate running for NC Commissioner of Agriculture.
Meet the candidates: Jenna Wadsworth
Gia Lash, Contributing Writer • October 26, 2020

Jenna Wadsworth is the Democratic candidate running for the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. She grew up on a farm in Johnston County,...

American election mail envelopes
New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
this guide is intended to give you a better glimpse not only at who you are voting for, but what they are running for. 
American election mail envelope with face mask
New Hanover voter guide 2020: State offices
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
Not only do local candidates have the greatest control over the facets of life that reach their citizens, but they are also more closely linked and beholden to their constituents.
American election mail envelope with pen
New Hanover Voter Guide 2020: Federal offices
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
Once again, America has reached that hallowed event voters hold both sacred in their hearts and yet seem to dread all the same. One roadblock many Americans face when picking their candidates are not only deciding who to pick but deciphering what position they are running for in the first place. Positions that may read as trivial or, frankly, boring, have potentially the greatest effect on citizens.
Democratic N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.
Roy Cooper and Dan Forest face off in election debate
Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer • October 18, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took center stage during the 2020 NC governor debate. Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest faced off...

From left, Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), speak during a committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for COVID-19
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • October 4, 2020
Following a weekend with announcements of several politicians, including President Donald Trump, testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) N.C. republican Senator Thom Tillis is the latest to receive a positive test result.  
President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
NextGen NC offers insight into President Trump's visits to NC
Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer • September 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to N.C. has sparked some discussions behind his intentions. With the 2020 presidential elections quickly...

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