All posts in ELECTION 2012

Clay County Government Center. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
December 22, 2015, No comments

Former Clay County Finance Director won’t face charges over accusations she illegally monitored the former sheriff’s phone calls. But she’s out of a job and doesn’t buy the county’s explanation.

Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Overall, WNC voters underperformed in 2012, study shows

January 24, 2013, No comments

Only three out of 18 counties in Western North Carolina beat the state average for turnout in the November election, according to a study released thi ...

Rep. Mark Meadows

Congressman-elect Meadows receives committee assignments

December 6, 2012, No comments

Meadows has been assigned to serve on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, according to his campaign ...


WNC adds to its legislative clout. Now what?

November 20, 2012, No comments

November's election marked a further shift in the Western North Carolina's political power, and some say the region's status in the North Carolina Leg ...

  • WNC early voters fail to surpass 2008 level
    November 5, 2012, No comments

    According to the most-recent tally recorded by the state board after early voting ended, there were overall 6,302 fewer early voters in the 18 WNC counties this year than in 2008, though some counties -- Avery, Clay, Henderson, Mitchell, Tr ...