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Oct 16, 2017

NC Politics in the News


THE ROBESONIAN: Southside picked for ISD program

Southside-Ashpole Elementary School has been selected for inclusion in North Carolina's Innovative School District.


OUTER BANKS SENTINEL: What’s next after OBX bag ban repeal?

Now that the controversial repeal of the plastic bag ban on the Outer Banks has officially become law, local officials and organizations are left to consider what, if anything, they can do to mitigate the effects of its reversal.

In the Courts

WNCT-NEWS: Partisan gerrymandering arguments in N Carolina map on trial

The redistricting practices of North Carolina Republicans are getting scrutinized yet again in court, this time in a trial in which federal judges must decide whether mapmakers can go too far drawing boundaries that favor their party.

Municipal Elections

NEWS & OBSERVER: Charles Francis calls for runoff against Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane

Raleigh voters will be asked to go to the polls for a second time in less than a month.

WRAL-NEWS: Raleigh voters greenlight transportation bonds

Get ready for orange construction barrels along some of Raleigh's busiest streets.

ABC-11 NEWS: Schewel, Ali to meet in runoff to be Durham’s new mayor

For the first time in 16 years, the City of Durham held an election for mayor without Bill Bell’s name on the ballot.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Colvin, Robertson advance in Fayetteville mayor race

Mayor Pro Tem Mitch Colvin received the most votes in Tuesday’s primary for Fayetteville mayor, finishing ahead of incumbent Nat Robertson by more than 1,700 votes.

WLOS-NEWS: Manheimer advances, Bothwell falls short in Asheville primary

Mayor Esther Manheimer advanced in Tuesday's primary election, but one city councilman's bid for re-election to Asheville City Council fell short.

October Special Session, Part Two

WNCT-NEWS: North Carolina legislature returning Monday for veto override

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are asking lawmakers to return to Raleigh this week to consider overriding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would cancel primaries for 2018 judicial elections.

WRAL-NEWS: Cooper vetoes judicial bill, signs budget corrections bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have canceled next year's judicial primary elections, saying he saw it as a precursor to a Republican push to appoint judges instead of having the public elect them.