Leslie Carlucci



From the right, truncated totals

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.

Miscounts in dead voter tally

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.

Santorum suspends campaign for president

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.

Hunger Games attracts tourists to NC

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.

Joe Biden to come to North Carolina

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.