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