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Campaigners for both the Vance Patterson and Mark Meadows campaigns for the Republican Congressional District 11's runoff await and greet voters outside the Flat Rock Village Center in Henderson County. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
November 25, 2015, No comments

Moving the presidential primary to March shakes up more than just the state’s national relevance as state and local candidates have to file in December.

Ballenger FBI pic

Late congressman Ballenger’s FBI file details threats and a robbery

November 16, 2015, No comments

Newly released documents reveal info about some of the longtime N.C. congressman's domestic challenges but nothing about his foreign policy disputes.

Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

New outcomes in several close WNC election contests

November 12, 2015, No comments

WNC county boards of election canvassed last week's election results on Tuesday and declared winners in several municipal races. Others could still se ...

The Linville Gorge Wilderness is seen in this image by Deborah Caffin, used by persmission of

Massive expansion of WNC wilderness possible

November 10, 2015, No comments

Forest Service issues inventories of potential wilderness areas and scenic rivers with recommendations to follow public comment. Reaction is mixed.

  • House and Senate rules committee chairs Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, and Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, hold a brief meeting Monday at Lewis's desk on the floor of the House. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    Debates grow tense as NC General Assembly winds up work
    September 29, 2015, No comments

    As the end of the session approaches, North Carolina's lawmakers face debates over deer farming, Planned Parenthood, changes to environmental legislation and a compromise deal on the infrastructure and transportation bond proposed by Gov. P ...