3/3/2014 11:05pm

Board of Orange County Commissioners candidates gear up for primary

The filing period has ended for open seats on the Board of Orange County Commissioners and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. The primary election for these seats will be held in May. Daily Tar Heel staff writer Claire Nielsen sat down with candidates for these seats to get a sense of what they’re running for.

3/3/2014 3:29pm

Senate race stacks up with 13 candidates

The primary races for the N.C. Senate seat became more crowded Friday when two more candidates’ entries brought the total up to 13, but political analysts are still predicting easy primaries for incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan., D-N.C., and Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis.

2/27/2014 4:05pm

In-state tuition boundaries explored

The definition of in-state students might be broadening next year, inviting military students and some in neighboring states to pay lower rates in the UNC system — blurring the bounds of tuition categories amid swelling out-of-state tuition rates.

2/25/2014 4:32pm

NC law protects Greek houses

Fraternities and sororities no longer need University approval to maintain off-campus houses. House Bill 74 was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on Aug. 23. The law allows Greek organizations without formal recognition from their university to keep their houses as long as they have a charter from a national chapter.

2/25/2014 4:13pm

$1 million campaign for same-sex marriage launches

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender rights groups launched a $1 million campaign Monday to foster a climate supportive of same-sex marriage rights in the South — nearly two years after N.C. voters approved a constitutional gay marriage ban.

1/7/2014 4:06pm

Political funding spent on negative ad campaigns

Political action committees on both sides of the spectrum are already gearing up for campaign battles, spending millions of dollars in preparation for the eight statewide elections coming later this year in North Carolina.

11/20/2013 4:10pm

Laura Fjeld, a former administrator in the UNC system, is running for Congress.

Laura Fjeld inexperienced, but eager

The Democrat from Orange County is a self-proclaimed newcomer to the realm of politics — she has spent the last five years as vice president and general counsel for the UNC system.