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.

9/5/2013 4:19pm

Replacement for former Sen. Kinnaird to be chosen

For 17 years, legislative assistant Kathie Young has been answering constituents’ phone calls on behalf of N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird. But for the past three weeks, Young has instead been telling callers that they’ve reached the N.C. Senate District 23 office.

8/15/2013 5:23pm

Republican bills dominate summer

July 26 marked the end of Republicans’ first legislative session since taking control of both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly and the governor’s mansion in November — the first time in 140 years.

9/20/2012 8:59pm

NC yet to make decision on teachers

Striking teachers returned to the classroom in Chicago this week, but the controversy surrounding teacher evaluations in North Carolina is not likely to end anytime soon.

9/12/2012 12:31am

Jeff DeLuca, class of 2012, Matt Hughes, graduate student, and Greg Steele, senior  are all political science majors who have entered the political world.

UNC spawns young politicos

Former and current UNC students are jumping headfirst into the world of politics — managing campaigns, leading political organizations and volunteering with grassroots efforts.

4/16/2012 11:36pm

Ferrel Guillory is a journalism professor at UNC.

Sitting Down with Ferrell Guillory

Journalism professor Ferrel Guillory is an expert on Southern politics and will teach a course in the fall on elections reporting. He founded UNC’s Program on Public Life to link academic resources and North Carolina’s public leaders.