“We’re languishing in Lee County in the trough that follows an economic recession and precedes recovery because of an over reliance on industrial manufacturing,” said Jim Womack, a 12-year Sanford resident and member of the Lee County Board of Commissioners.
Bringing in 2,274,793 votes in North Carolina, Gov. Mitt Romney won 51 percent of the vote in the Tar Heel State. Explore this interactive map to see how North Carolina’s 100 counties voted.
Fayetteville native J. Cole brought the 8,000-person audience in Carmichael Auditorium to its feet as he headlined UNC’s 2012 homecoming show Sunday night. Director of Enterprise Sarah Glen caught up with Cole after the show to talk about what it was like for him to be back in the Tar Heel state and what fans can expect from his next album.
Police estimated that the Franklin Street celebration drew a crowd of about 27,000 people this year, which is about the same as those who attended last year.
Following a series of damaging scandals that consistently called the effectiveness of his leadership into question, Chancellor Holden Thorp announced Monday he will step down at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
CHARLOTTE — Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. To the 500 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender delegates at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, these colors were more than a rainbow — they represented the hope President Barack Obama promised in 2008 coming to fruition.
While pundits debate whether the venue change for President Barack Obama’s speech tonight from Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena will affect how he does in November’s election, the phrases “swing state” and “youth vote” are far from the minds of most Charlotte residents.
President Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 8,000 people at Carmichael Arena Tuesday afternoon.
As they waited for President Obama’s arrival, students across UNC’s campus took to Twitter to share what they saw in Carmichael Arena.
More than 20 town workers and union members participate in a protest at a public hearing on Oct. 19, 2010, to support Bigelow and Clark.
Cody England spent five and a half years in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq twice. Now he works at Sugarland in Chapel Hill.
Since Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory raised a total of $9 million between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, in their gubernatorial campaigns, The News & Observer launched an interactive map that displays campaign contributions by county. According to the map, McCrory is outfundraising Dalton in about three-fourths of the state.
CAIRO — United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed along with three of his staff members in a fiery and furious attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday night by an armed mob angry over a short American-made video mocking Islam’s founding prophet, the White House and Libyan officials said on Wednesday.
While not as powerful as the 2005 cyclone that destroyed New Orleans, Hurricane Isaac has already knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes. According to The New York Times, Louisiana officials ordered an evacuation for about 3,000 people in a parish outside New Orleans.
It took nine years for American forces to reach their first 1,000 dead in the Afghan war. The second 1,000 came a little more than two years later, a testament to the intensity of fighting prompted by President Obama’s decision to send 33,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2010.