POLITICS


8/28/2020 1:17am

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Here's what happened at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Part of the RNC took place in Charlotte, where business meetings and the formal nomination for President Donald Trump to represent the Republican Party in the election took place.  Other parts of the convention that were televised took place in Washington D.C., Fort McHenry in Baltimore, M.D. and across the country.

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.


2/14/2020 12:13am

Carborro residents shop at the Carborro farmer's market Saturday, Feb. 9 2020.

How a new EPA rule could impact North Carolina's drinking water

On Jan. 23, the EPA enacted the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which re-defined what constitutes the waters of the United States.  Co-owner of Red Tail Grains LLC Daniel Cowan said he is not enthusiastic about the regulations.  “Ultimately, I think regulations are generally there to protect the farmer. Especially if we’re talking about common resources,” Cowan said. “If there’s no regulation, then any fisherman can fish as much as they want, but if you have regulations, then it protects all of the fishermen.”