2015 Election Results
Voters in five towns across the state showed strong support Tuesday for borrowing with bond financing, and backers of a $2 billion statewide bond issue say the results show voters are willing to support that type of investment.
Back in March, as the field of Charlotte’s mayoral candidates continued to grow, a lot of people considered Democrat Jennifer Roberts a long shot.
Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson narrowly won a second term Tuesday night over Democratic challenger Val Applewhite.
Mayor Nancy Vaughan on Tuesday became the city's first two-term mayor since Keith Holliday stepped down in 2007.
Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain and two town commissioners were booted from office in this week’s elections because of residents’ anger about the state’s plans to widen Interstate 77 with toll lanes, people on both sides agreed Wednesday.
Voters on Tuesday rejected doubling the length of time Mecklenburg County commissioners can serve on the nine-member board.
Rep. Ken Waddell says he won't seek a third term in the North Carolina House.
Sen. Bob Rucho of Matthews, a major architect of everything from North Carolina’s tax policy to its voting districts, announced Thursday that he won’t seek a new term.
A New Hanover County Republican has told colleagues he will not seek re-election next year to the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Lawmakers have to decide before Christmas whether they will seek re-election, and a growing number say this term will be their last.
For the first time since Prohibition, liquor bottles are being sold outside of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control system.
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, the longest-serving Republican congressman in North Carolina history, died late Tuesday — Election Day. He was 84.
Dorothy “Dot” Coble Helms, widow of the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, died Friday at the age of 96.
The State Board of Education is considering a new policy that would allow struggling charter schools to stay open.
If North Carolina doesn’t fill the skilled worker gap that the state’s manufacturing sector faces, new industries will refuse to locate here, and existing ones will leave, Gov. Pat McCrory told business and education leaders Thursday.
Energy & Environment
For years, North Carolina's environmental agency usually stayed out of the public discourse, quietly carrying out the will of the General Assembly and the mandates of states and federal policymakers and the current gubernatorial administration.