Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

  Dr. Mandy Cohen: She is a mom, a wife and the face of North Carolina’s effort against COVID-19 (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill that would make death records secret

  Lt. Gov. Dan Forest addresses plans to sue Gov. Cooper’s administration

  The Republican primary election for Columbus County’s District 2 commissioner seat had to be re-done, coronavirus protections in place

  Precautions in place for Tuesday’s GOP primary in Columbus County

  RNC announces Jacksonville, Fla. as host to celebratory part of 2020 convention, City of Charlotte responds

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RNC: Trump celebration to be held in another city, ‘official business’ may still be held in Charlotte

  President Trump says GOP will look for a new state for the Republican National Convention

  Rouzer denounces lawless criminal activity as the work of professional anarchists

RNC responds to N.C. health leaders over safety conditions for 2020 convention

NC responds to RNC letter detailing safety conditions for 2020 convention

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

N.C. House approves ballot access rule changes due to pandemic

Changes to mail-in absentee ballot rules in North Carolina and funds to improve safety at in-person voting sites during the COVID-19 pandemic have received overwhelmingly approval in the state House.

  Pandemic-response elections bill headed to State House floor, but some legislators don’t think it goes far enough

It deals with the financial aspect of running an election during the pandemic

  President Trump giving N.C. governor a week to make decision on RNC before considering other options

President Donald Trump is giving Governor Roy Cooper a week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

  Brunswick Co. Commissioners vote not to fund WAVE Transit route for FY21

Brunswick County Commissioners on Monday night chose not to spend $32,072 to cover the next fiscal year’s funding for the Brunswick Connector, the WAVE Transit route that reaches into the northern part of their county through Leland and Navassa.

  Gov. Cooper: “still too early to tell” if North Carolina can move into Phase 2 of reopening on May 22

Sen. Burr stepping down as intel chair amid FBI probe into stock sales

  The pandemic will drive up election costs, and so far NC isn’t ready

McCrae Dowless makes first court appearance on Social Security-related fraud charges

Advocacy group files lawsuit over N.C. absentee ballot restrictions, asks for changes in light of coronavirus

NC care facilities, counties inconsistent in reporting outbreaks

NC House of Representatives to begin streaming video from chamber sessions

When state lawmakers return to Raleigh this week for the short session of the General Assembly, citizens will be able to watch members of the North Carolina House of Representatives conduct the public’s business.

  Elections officials work to prepare for voting during a pandemic, in the shadow of an election fraud scandal

New laws are in place that combat absentee ballot tampering, but the coronavirus pandemic may provide further challenges.

Key figure in NC09 election fraud case indicted on Social Security fraud charges

Leslie McCrae Dowless, the central figure in the election fraud investigation that led to a re-do of the 2018 congressional race in North Carolina’s 9th district, has been indicted on new charges related to his political activity.

  Mid-April in America is an unforgiving time, and now this

For a generation, mid-April has delivered some of American life’s most difficult moments. Traumatic anniversaries of the past 27 years are rolling by as Americans experience one of the most disruptive moments in their history: the coronavirus, and the effort to contain it.

  Ivanka Trump ignores White House guidelines against discretionary travel

Ivanka Trump traveled with her family from Washington to Bedminster, New Jersey, last week to celebrate Passover despite coronavirus guidelines discouraging discretionary travel, which she's encouraged others to follow.

General Assembly to begin video streaming of NC House Remote Committee meetings

Citizens will be able to watch live video streams of online committee meetings by members of the North Carolina House of Representatives starting next week.

  Scientists warn virus will be with us through summer

Coronavirus has already spread widely in Australia, which is coming out of its summer.

NC State Treasurer says “intense prayer” helping him recover from COVID-19

Dale Folwell, the State Treasurer of North Carolina, says he's about 75-80 percent recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide. The disease put Folwell in the hospital for five days last month with extreme breathing problems.

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

Some small business owners say they can't find a place to get a loan through the federal coronavirus relief package meant to help pay employees, rent and other expenses.

State Board calls for new election in Columbus County Commission race

Columbus County will have a new race for commission after irregularities were found in the March 3 contest.

Rep. Rouzer highlights help for small business in CARES Act

Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC7) said Monday he fully expects lawmakers to go back to Washington, DC in the next month or so to add additional funding to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Watch: Full Court Press Now Weeknights

Full Court Press Now is a new 30-minute newscast that airs every weeknight on Gray Television stations across the U.S.

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.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

State Board of Elections and DMV expand voter registration services

North Carolina’s State Board of Elections and Division of Motor Vehicles have teamed up to allow customers to apply to register to vote without taking another action with the DMV.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

A Trump administration official says illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusion about how it was all working.

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

Sen. Thom Tillis and Congressman David Rouzer are responding to Sen. Richard Burr’s request for an ethics investigation, following reports he sold as much as $1.7 million in stocks before the market dropped because of fears over the coronavirus.

State elections board holds off certification of Columbus County primary

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is withholding certification of the results in a tight primary race in Columbus County.

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

North Carolina’s senior senator Richard Burr is responding to a report that he warned a group of constituents about the dire consequences the country could face because of the coronavirus, weeks before the state closed schools to control the spread of COVID-19.

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

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has publicly criticized Governor Roy Cooper for issuing an executive order mandating restaurants and bars close in-restaurant seating. Gov. Cooper said he issued the order in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Brunswick County School Board member concedes primary election

Catherine Cooke, a current member of the Brunswick County Board of Education, has decided not to call for a recount in her District 3 republican primary election against David Robinson.

Appeals judge recuses himself from North Carolina voter ID case

The state Court of Appeals announced that Judge Chris Brook recused himself from the voter ID case.

  Watkins, Rivenbark lead a close Republican County Commission race

Nine candidates are competing in the primary for three spots in the November general election.

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

A list of the candidates and what you need to know ahead of the results.

AP VoteCast: Health care top issue in North Carolina

Voters in North Carolina’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues.

Biden grabs Super Tuesday wins in Virginia, North Carolina

Joe Biden has opened Super Tuesday with victories in Virginia and North Carolina, kicking off the most pivotal night of the Democratic presidential primary race on a high note.

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

Four republicans are vying to fill three seats being vacated on the New Hanover County Board of Education.

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

Rep. Holly Grange is not seeking re-election to her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Instead, she is running for the republican gubernatorial nomination to face incumbent Gov. Roy Cooper in the general election.

Presidential hopefuls return to North Carolina as primary nears

A steady run of Democratic presidential candidates to North Carolina is starting as the days dwindle before Tuesday’s primary.

  Elections intimidation complaint filed against Judge Sandra Ray

According to complainant Mike Korn, Ray confiscated campaign material Korn had handed out to a voter, including a pamphlet discouraging people from voting for Ray. Additionally, Korn indicates that Ray threatened legal action against him.

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

North Carolina’s primary elections are heating up with presidential candidates and their surrogates visiting as early in-person voting begins.

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

A new poll shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden leading among North Carolina voters surveyed ahead of the state's primary elections. President Donald Trump enjoys strong support in the state ahead of his re-election bid.

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

Democratic Party leaders and activists are describing widespread missteps in planning and implementation that made the Iowa caucuses a historic disaster.

  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.