NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS


3/19/2020 9:55pm

North Carolina Congressman David Price marches with protestors as they make their way through Raleigh during the 2016 Women's March in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Here's what you need to know about the COVID-19 relief package

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will focus on providing paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to those impacted by the economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. It also expands unemployment benefits, Medicaid coverage temporarily and family and medical leave. 


3/4/2020 12:02am

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally ahead of Super Tuesday at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Later that day, Biden won the South Carolina primary.

After win in North Carolina, Biden looks to be the Democratic frontrunner

Joe Biden ran away with most of the Super Tuesday states, and he earned just about 43 percent of the vote in North Carolina. Despite his strong showing, the candidates didn't devote a lot of time to North Carolina compared to other more populous states. This is the earliest North Carolina has ever voted. While legislators hoped this would make the state more important on the national level, it also meant voters had less time to make a decision about who to vote for. 


3/3/2020 6:45pm

John Chandler, 58, of Chapel Hill, fills out his ballot for the local election at Chapel of the Cross on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Early voting for the Chapel Hill local election is available here on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Polls are closed in North Carolina. Here are the early results.

Polls for the North Carolina primary closed at 7:30 p.m. Early results indicate former Vice President Joe Biden will win the most votes for the Democratic presidential nomination. Primary races are also on the ballot for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, and council of state. Winners of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and Orange County Schools Board of Education elections will assume their seats in June. This article will be updated as results continue to come in. 


2/27/2020 9:24pm

Gov. Roy Cooper stands before members of the media following a press conference introducing Well Dot Inc. to the Chapel Hill area on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

Battle to overturn 2016 limitations on governor’s power moves to N.C. Supreme Court

In Dec. 2016, a month before Roy Cooper took office, two laws were passed by Republicans that limited the governor's powers. By the end, the number of positions that worked directly for the governor was cut from 1,500 to 300, meaning those appointed to these positions by former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory would remain.  Now, a group of plaintiffs led by advocacy group Common Cause N.C. has appealed to the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn those laws.  But some experts say this claim is a long shot and would require a landmark ruling.


2/26/2020 9:56pm

Volunteers at the Chapel of the Cross assist voters with registration for the upcoming primary election on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

Meet the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor

In addition to serving on the Governor's Council of State, the lieutenant governor’s responsibilities include presiding over the state senate with a tie-breaking vote and serving on the State Board of Education, N.C. Board of Community Colleges, State Economic Development Board and the Military Affairs Commission.