FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

The outreach suggests the Justice Department may be looking to determine whether Burr exploited advance information when he dumped as much as $1.7 million in stocks in the days before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the economy.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

Tillis, Rouzer respond to Burr’s request for ethics investigation into stock sale

State elections board holds off certification of Columbus County primary

  Sen. Burr responds to NPR report regarding coronavirus remarks to constituent group

Forest criticizes Cooper’s executive order on restaurants & bars, gets response

Brunswick County School Board member concedes primary election

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Appeals judge recuses himself from North Carolina voter ID case

  Watkins, Rivenbark lead a close Republican County Commission race

Incumbent, 2 newcomers take democratic nominations for NHC Board of Commissioners

AP VoteCast: Health care top issue in North Carolina

Biden grabs Super Tuesday wins in Virginia, North Carolina

Republican candidates with educational background take top spots in NHC Board of Education race

Early in-person voting in NC exceeds primary 4 years ago

The State Board of Elections says counties recorded 778,000 people casting ballots at early-voting sites before they closed Saturday.

  Bloomberg brings presidential campaign to Wilmington

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg brought his democratic presidential campaign to Wilmington on the last day of one-stop early voting in North Carolina. Bloomberg greeted hundreds of people at Laney High School.

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg to hold rally at Laney High School

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has announced a rally this weekend in the Port City.

  Check dates, times and locations for one-stop early voting in your county

Click the links inside this story to find the locations, dates and times for one-stop, early voting in your county for North Carolina's 2020 Primary Elections.

  Rep. Grange upbeat ahead of GOP gubernatorial primary

Presidential hopefuls return to North Carolina as primary nears

  Elections intimidation complaint filed against Judge Sandra Ray

Bloomberg, surrogates for Sanders, Biden coming to N.C.

New HPU Poll shows Sanders, Biden, Trump leading in NC ahead of Super Tuesday

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

  Meet Debra Hays, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Debra Hays is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election

  Meet Joe Irrera, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Joe Irrera is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Harry Knight, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Harry Knight is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet John Lyon, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

John Lyon is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in 2020

  Meet Frank Meares, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners

Frank Meares is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Ricky Meeks, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Ricky Meeks is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in 2020

  Meet Matt Rhodes, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Matt Rhodes is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

Meet Bill Rivenbark, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Bill Rivenbark is a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in 2020

  Meet Skip Watkins, a candidate in the republican primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Skip Watkins is one of nine candidates running in the republican primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Jonathan Barfield, a candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Jonathan Barfield is an incumbent candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in 2020

  Meet Don Betz, a candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Don Betz is one of six candidates running in the democratic primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Leslie Cohen, a candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Leslie Cohen is one of six candidates running in the democratic primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Kyle Horton, a candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Kyle Horton is one of six candidates running in the democratic primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Steve Miller, a candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Steve Miller is one of six candidates running in the democratic primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

  Meet Travis Robinson, a candidate in the democratic primary for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Travis Robinson is one of six candidates running in the democratic primary election for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. The three top finishers in both the democratic and republican primaries will meet in the 2020 General Election.

Friday is last day to register to vote in primary election

Friday is the last day to make sure you are registered to vote in the primary election.

  Rouzer, Tillis respond to State of the Union Address

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) issued statements following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

Trogdon announces retirement as NCDOT secretary

James Trogdon has announced his retirement after three years as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Tillis holding cash advantage in North Carolina Senate race

Republican incumbent Thom Tillis’ campaign says he took in $1.9 million for the fourth quarter.

  Voters test new voting system ahead of the primary election

Voters see how the new voting equipment will work during an interactive demonstration Wednesday, Jan. 29. The goal is to help voters understand the machines ahead of the upcoming primary election next month.

NC Treasurer Folwell to speak at event sponsored by group opposed to NHRMC sale

North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell is in Wilmington to attend Tuesday night’s public information meeting hosted by Save Our Hospital, Inc, the group opposed to the possible sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Chairwoman: Pledge of Allegiance will be on Bladen Co. Board of Elections meeting agendas starting in February

Two days after voting against adding the Pledge of Allegiance to the Bladen County Board of Elections’s meeting agenda, the group’s chair has reversed course.

  Bladen Board of Elections votes down adding Pledge of Allegiance to regular meetings

A Bladen County Board of Elections motion to add the Pledge of Allegiance to each meeting’s official agenda failed to pass after it didn’t garner enough votes.

Tillis challenges ‘eventual Democratic opponent’ to five debates

Senator Thom Tillis called on his “eventual Democratic opponent” to take part in five general election debates across the state, his campaign announced Wednesday.

  Learn the ins and outs of impeachment at panel discussion

Political science and history faculty members will hold a free panel discussion on impeachment.

  Too soon? Campaign signs signal early start to 2020 elections

Candidates across the Cape Fear region are preparing for the upcoming primary election in March, but it turns out that it is possible to start campaigning too early.

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

State board rules against D’Abrosca’s appeal to oppose Rouzer in NC7 GOP primary

The NC State Board of Elections voted against Pete D’Abrosca in his appeal to oppose Congressman David Rouzer in the GOP primary for the Seventh Congressional District seat.

NC Attorney General will appeal Voter ID decision, but won’t seek to require ID for upcoming primaries

Attorney General Josh Stein announced his position on what comes next for Voter ID

Federal judge temporarily blocks NC’s voter ID law

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued the notice on Thursday that says voters will not have to present a photo ID in the March primaries.

Voting equipment manufacturer giving up on NC for now

An election equipment manufacturer is giving up for now on selling its machines to North Carolina counties.

Tar Heel mayor dies at age 79

Dew was reelected as mayor in November.

  Rouzer challenger Pete D’Abrosca candidacy canceled by state elections board

The lone challenger to incumbent Republican Congressman David Rouzer may not end up on the ballot at all, as state officials have canceled his notice of candidacy.

Former NC Gov. Pat McCrory announces he’s considering run for U.S. Senate in 2022

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday morning that he won’t run for governor, but says he is considering a 2022 U.S. Senate race.

Rep. Meadows announces he won’t run for reelection

Republican North Carolina congressman Mark Meadows, a top Trump ally, says he won't run for reelection.

  Former Wilmington mayor Don Betz running for county commissioner seat

Former Wilmington Mayor Don Betz is getting back into politics, filing to run for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Dr. Kyle Horton files to run for New Hanover County Commissioner

Dr. Kyle Horton threw her hat in the ring Monday for a spot on the New Hanover County Commissioners board. She is vying for one of three open seats.

  Candidate files to challenge Rouzer in NC’s Seventh Congressional District

Congressman David Rouzer will have at least one primary challenger if he files to run for a fourth term representing North Carolina’s Seventh District. Peter D’Abrosca filed Wednesday as a republican candidate for the newly redrawn district

Brunswick County school board member files to run for N.C. House

Charles Miller, who is currently serving his fourth term on the Brunswick County Board of Education, has filed to run for a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Surf City appoints new town manager to start in 2020

The Town Manager oversees the day-to-day functions and operations of the Town as well as prepares the annual budget and helps set strategic priorities and capital investments.

County Commissioners join NCACC board members for meeting at The White House

County commissioners Frank Williams and Jonathan Barfield joined other members of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ Board of Directors for a meeting Wednesday at The White House.

Court: N.C. lawmakers can decide block-grant spending

A three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld unanimously on Tuesday a trial-court decision favoring Republican legislative leaders whom Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper sued over line-items in the 2017 state budget law.

  NHC Board of Commissioners makes history by electing female chair and vice-chair

The New Hanover Board of Commissioners elected Julia Olsen-Boseman as the chair of the board in a meeting Monday. Pat Kusek was voted on as vice-chair.

Judges rule new North Carolina map will be used in 2020 congressional elections

A panel of North Carolina judges say the U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month will be used in elections next year.

Candidates line up to file for 2020 general election

Candidates filed to run for three county commission seats, as well as school board, Register of Deeds, and seats in the North Carolina House.

Candidate filing opens for 2020 elections in North Carolina

North Carolina officially kicks off the 2020 campaign with the opening of candidate filing for hundreds of elected positions such as governor and U.S. senator, in the state legislature and on the courts.

  New N.C. district map up for state judges’ review

A three-judge panel scheduled a court hearing for Monday to review what’s happened since October when it blocked the use of the 13 district boundaries approved in 2016 because they were likely unlawful partisan gerrymanders.

  1898: A tale of two descendants

1898 descendants share different views on reparations

  Recount held Wilmington City Council race

The New Hanover County Board of Elections conducted a recount Thursday for the Wilmington City Council race.

Congress filing in North Carolina delayed during map fight

The three-judge panel’s order dated Wednesday means election officials can’t accept congressional candidate paperwork when the filing period begins for other 2020 races on Dec. 2.

Legislative report: ‘Criminal violations may have occurred’ in Governor’s handling of pipeline permit

A report released Wednesday morning by investigators hired by an oversight committee of the North Carolina General Assembly concluded that “criminal violations may have occurred” in the process used by Governor Roy Cooper and his staff to issue a critical permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Leslie Cohen, who ran for state House in 2018, plans run for county commissioner in 2020

Leslie Cohen, who ran for a seat in the NC House of Representatives in 2018, announced Tuesday evening she plans to run for a seat on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in 2020.

Lawler requests recount in Wilmington council race, Shuttleworth does not in Carolina Beach

One local councilman has requested a recount of votes cast in his municipal election. However, another incumbent has decided against filing a similar request.

  Results hold in tight NHC races after vote canvass, recounts possible for several seats

The results of a pair of tight races in New Hanover County were upheld Friday by the county board of elections.

  With seats in the balance, New Hanover Co. election officials approve absentee, provisional ballots; Final counts to be tallied Friday

Just six votes separate candidates in two different municipal elections in New Hanover County as of Election Night, but that is likely to change Friday morning.

Debate, votes expected on Congress remap in North Carolina

The House planned to debate and vote on proposed boundaries Thursday that would replace the lines for the state’s 13 U.S. House seats.

North Carolina lawmakers reconvene, redistricting on list

North Carolina legislators are returning to Raleigh to figure out how to change congressional districts now that state judges have blocked the current boundaries for next year’s elections because of their likely unlawful partisan bias.

N.C. schools superintendent will run for lieutenant governor

North Carolina's state schools superintendent has decided he'll run for lieutenant governor next year, instead of seeking re-election.