More than 60,000 young voters will be eligible to vote for the first time in this fall’s election — thanks to an N.C. law that requires voter registration drives at high schools in the state.
With Republicans likely to retain majorities in both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly and Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory poised to obtain the governor’s seat, higher education policies could continue on a conservative path next year.
As the N.C. gubernatorial candidates debate voter ID laws, the issue has been highlighted by instances of potential voter fraud in the state coming to light.
Some North Carolina voters who were recently thought to be dead are, in fact, alive. Last month, the Voter Integrity Project of N.C. “sent a list of nearly 30,000 names of registered voters who were potentially deceased to the N.C. State Board of Elections.
A recent audit by a state elections watchdog group suggests there might have been some unlikely voters hitting the polls in previous elections — ones who are no longer living.
California could soon join other states in extending more social media privacy rights to student athletes — protections that student athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill don’t have.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s exit from the race could stop Amendment One from garnering enough voter support in the state’s primary. Santorum, famous for his sweater vests and his socially conservative agenda, announced Tuesday that he is exiting the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and some say that his decision to step down might minimize Amendment One supporters at the primary.
If you’ve seen the block-buster hit The Hunger Games, you might have recognized the wooded landscapes of Western North Carolina. The state was the film’s setting of a futuristic dystopian nation, where children are selected to compete in a game of survival.
Although UNC and Duke might be intense rivals on the basketball court, the student governments from both schools have been collaborating.
A report measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of state politicians gave more Democrats lower rankings, including for some local legislators.
Vice President Joe Biden will join his wife Jill and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for their last stop on a community college tour in North Carolina Friday, the latest in a series of visits from Obama administration officials to the presidential swing state. Davidson County Community College will host the last stop on that three-day tour that included community colleges in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.