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Roy Cooper and Dan Forest face off in election debate

Democratic N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

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 this past Wednesday, just one night before the dueling but separate Presidential Town Hall events.  The debate stage marked by the pandemic included sever...

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that about 65% of Americans support absentee voting, espec...

Declining Carolina: The up-and-coming ghost towns of North Carolina

Declining Carolina: The up-and-coming ghost towns of North Carolina

Tyler Newman, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2017

CONWAY, N.C. – At a single crossroads sits a lone set of stoplights, directing the ebb and flow of traffic in and out of town. On occasion, a John Deere tractor passes through, its driver giving a simple wave to whomever passes by. The town is quiet, almost catatonic in a sense, a far cry from its...

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