NC Executive Mansion to be lit up in honor of lives lost to COVID-19

The North Carolina Executive Mansion will be illuminated in remembrance of the lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matthews man arrested storming US Capitol. ‘I’m sure he would do it all again’ associate says.

NC congressional delegation reacts to supporters of President Trump storming Capitol Hill

  “No one that I know would storm the capitol”: Trump supporter on visit to D.C. Wednesday

Rouzer, Tillis are on opposite sides of certifying electoral votes

NC Sen. Tillis says he will not object Electoral College votes

Charles Miller takes oath of office to become District 19 representative

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Sen. Tillis’ lack of public comment on Electoral College objection is ‘silent complicity,’ NCDP chair says

‘North Carolina lost a giant today’ Longtime state political leader Marc Basnight dies at 73

Beach renourishment funding included in stopgap funding bill passed by Congress

North Carolina awards 15 electoral college votes to Trump

North Carolina AG opposes Texas election lawsuit

  Susi Hamilton will leave position on Governor Cooper’s administration to pursue other opportunities

Cheri Beasley requests hand-to-eye recount of random sample, Brunswick precinct first local county to schedule recount

Cheri Beasley requested a hand-to-eye recount of a random sample of precincts Wednesday night.

  Newby still leads the race after counties complete recount in NC Supreme Court race

After the recount, the margin is now 401 votes, favoring Newby.

  US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court judge wrongly blocked the implementation of North Carolina’s latest photo voter identification law with her legal injunction last year.

  New Hanover elections board pushes hearing in Chief Justice election

The hearing for the elections protest in the race has been continued.

  The State Board of Elections certifies historic 2020 election results

Bladen County Commissioner David Gooden alleges illegal votes in general election

  Recount, protest hearings get underway in NC Chief Justice race

  Robin Moffitt nominated to fill open seat on Brunswick County Board of Education

North Carolina Supreme Court race headed to recount; fewer than 400 votes between candidates

  North Carolina’s State Treasurer Dale Folwell talks about priorities for a second term

  ’We take this job seriously’: Elections director who had to challenge her own mother’s ballot hopes voters see workers as dedicated public servants

Rhetoric against those working to administer elections weighs on staff already exhausted from a long cycle.

Speaker Moore nominated for fourth term leading N.C. House, would tie state record

The incoming House Republican Majority nominated Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) to a fourth term as presiding officer of the North Carolina House of Representatives

  New Hanover canvasses all but two statewide races, prepares for protest hearing

The New Hanover County Board of Elections voted unanimously to finalize the local results of the 2020 General Election — but not in two major statewide races.

Approved absentee and provisional ballots do not appear to change close New Hanover County races

Approved absentee and provisional ballots do not appear to change close New Hanover County races

  Your Election Day vote may not be showing up yet online. That’s normal in NC.

Election administrators across North Carolina continue to update the information of people who voted on election day, even as calls increase for that information to be made public much sooner. But the process is working on schedule, just as it always has.

Ten votes separate two Bladen County Commissioners seeking reelection

The race for a seat on the Bladen County Board of Commissioners is tighter after elections officials added accepted absentee-by-mail and provisional ballots to the election results.

  Bladen County Board of Elections approves absentee and provisional ballots

The Bladen County Board of Elections met Tuesday night to consider absentee and provisional ballots cast in the 2020 General Election.

  Rouzer reacts to projected Biden victory

While many are moving forward with the assumption that Joe Biden has received enough votes to win the race in the Electoral College, Seventh District Congressman David Rouzer told the Gray Television Washington News Bureau team that several steps need to play out before that happens.

  Cal Cunningham concedes U.S. Senate race to Thom Tillis

Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham conceded the U.S. Senate race to incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis, according to a statement from Cunningham.

  NC State Board of Elections updates outstanding absentee-by-mail and provisional ballot numbers

The North Carolina State Board of Elections now says there are approximately 94,900 outstanding absentee-by-mail ballots statewide that could be accepted and added to the general election results during the pre-canvassing process.

  County Boards of Elections set meetings to approve provisional and remaining absentee ballots

Boards of Elections in southeastern North Carolina counties have set meetings to approve provisional ballots cast by voters on Election Day, and remaining absentee ballots received after the election but postmarked on November 3.

City of Boiling Spring Lakes seeks to fill seat vacated by Commissioner

The Board of Commissioners for the City of Boiling Spring Lakes is seeking to fill a seat vacated by Commissioner Steven Barger

  The State Board of Elections reassures people their votes are counted

Registered voters can use the Voter Search tool to confirm their vote; however, it may take a few weeks before voter history is updated

  NC State Board of Elections releases provisional ballot numbers for 2020 General Election

The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Thursday released a county-by-county breakdown of provisional ballots cast by voters on Election Day.

  State Board of Elections releases details on outstanding absentee-by-mail ballots

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has released details of the approximately 116,00 outstanding absentee-by-mail ballots that could still be counted in 2020 General Election races

  So what’s next? Understanding outstanding absentee mail-in ballots

Election day is behind us, but there are thousands of ballots that have yet to be counted.

Tillis claims victory, Cunningham waits for vote count as U.S. Senate race in N.C. remains too close to call

An important and closely-watched race for United States Senate in North Carolina pits incumbent Republican Senator Thom Tillis against Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham.

Roy Cooper wins re-election as North Carolina governor

The race between Cooper and Forest has attracted attention from outside groups, which have spent millions to shape voter attitudes.

Mark Robinson wins race for lieutenant governor of North Carolina, AP reports

Political newcomer Republican Mark Robinson won the race for lieutenant governor of North Carolina, according to the Associated Press. He will be the state’s first ever African-American lieutenant governor.

  Lee edges out Peterson by a narrow margin for District 9 State Senate seat, Republicans maintain control of Districts 8 and 13

Harper Peterson and Michael Lee battled for the District 9 N.C. Senate seat, Republicans held onto District 8 and 13 seats

  Rivenbark, Hays, Barfield Jr. lead voting for New Hanover Co. Commissioners seats

Three spots on the New Hanover Board of Commissioners were up for grabs on Election Day.

  Front-runner Stephanie Walker shies away from partisan politics in the NHC Board of Education race

Lisa Estep, David Wortman, and Jeannette Nichols – all three Republicans – did not run for re-election.

  Check the location of your polling place for election day

Unlike with early voting where people can choose where to vote, Election Day ballots must be cast at the polling place assigned to each registered voter.

At least 97 percent of votes cast in NC to be tallied on election night, officials say

The N.C. State Board of Elections says it anticipates that the results reported by the end of election night will include 97 percent or more of all ballots cast in North Carolina

  NC Democrats hope to flip these 4 seats blue, and they’re spending big to do it

Control of the North Carolina General Assembly, and thus a hand in the once-a-decade redraw of congressional and state legislative maps, may come down to a handful of state Senate races. And the money aimed at those races shows it.

  Tillis visits Brunswick County on criss-cross tour of NC ahead of Election Day

Senator Thom Tillis stopped by the Brunswick County GOP headquarters on his statewide campaign tour.

NBC/Marist poll: Biden leads Trump by six in North Carolina

Joe Biden holds a modest six-point lead with likely voters over President Donald Trump in the hard-fought swing state of North Carolina, a new NBC/Marist poll shows.

  With deadline extended, 233,000 absentee by-mail ballots remain outstanding as Election Day looms

Time is ticking down for absentee voters to request ballots by mail and get them back to election offices for the general election. Voters have until Nov. 3 to get their ballots in either in-person or by mail.

President Trump postpones Fayetteville rally over windy conditions

President Donald Trump has postponed his Thursday evening rally in Fayetteville over windy conditions

Eric Trump holding campaign event in Elizabethtown

Eric Trump will hold a campaign event for his father, President Donald Trump, Friday night in Bladen County.

Supreme Court allowing NC absentee ballots to be received and counted up to 9 days after election

The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day

More than half of registered NC voters have cast their ballots

More than 3.6 million ballots were cast by Wednesday afternoon, data showed

  One-stop early voting dates, times and locations in southeastern North Carolina counties for 2020 General Elections

One-stop early voting runs from Thursday, October 15 to Saturday, October 31, in counties across North Carolina. Local Boards of Elections have set up several locations where voters can cast ballots ahead of Election Day, November 3.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

Wilmington City Councilman Kevin Spears talks climate change, voting at Biden Campaign event

Councilman Spears spoke at a Biden Harris campaign event at Bodega Saturday afternoon.

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

The delays are a worrisome sign for voters who still have not returned their absentee ballots.

  Man arrested in Kannapolis, N.C. with van full of guns and explosives, allegedly researched killing Joe Biden

A man was arrested in Kannapolis with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out an act of terrorism, including trying to assassinate Joe Biden.

  Court decisions move voters out of by-mail limbo, but the clock is ticking

After months of legislative and legal fights over the rules for absentee-by-mail voting, North Carolina finally has some clarity two weeks before Election Day.

  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on importance of $16 million grant to Wilmington port

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao talked Thursday about the importance of the $16 million federal grant awarded to the Port of Wilmington for infrastructure improvements.

  Candidates for New Hanover County Commissioner speak at Power Breakfast event

Six candidates are running for three seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in the 2020 General Election. All six took part in a Power Breakfast event sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

  Candidates face off on issues at Greater Wilmington Business Journal power breakfast

Candidates discussed a variety of high-profile topics.

Two locals among AG Josh Stein’s Dogwood Award recipients

District Attorney Ben David and Rep. Carson Smith received the Dogwood Award Wednesday from Attorney General Josh Stein.

Court rulings clarify NC mail voting rules. How to make sure your ballot counts.

After months of legislative and legal fights over the rules for absentee-by-mail voting, North Carolina finally has some clarity two weeks before Election Day. Here's how to make sure your absentee ballot counts.

More than 2 million people have already voted in North Carolina

More than 2 million people have already voted in North Carolina in the 2020 election, according to the state board of elections website.

Senate, county commissioner candidates to take part in Power Breakfast

Candidates for the state senate and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will take part in Wednesday’s Power Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

Husband of Kamala Harris to campaign in Wilmington today

Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, will be in Wilmington on the campaign trail.

NC Senate race shatters record for money spent on advertising

The North Carolina Senate race is so important to both Democrats and Republicans that it set a record for the most money spent on a single Senate race.

North Carolina resumes processing deficient absentee ballots

The State Board of Elections issued a directive telling counties to immediately resume notifying voters whose ballots arrive with a range of deficiencies on how to fix the problem or start the process over.

New Hanover County lists wait times for early voting locations

The New Hanover County Board of Elections can show voters how long they will have to wait to cast their ballot at any of the nine One-Stop early voting locations across the county.

  Turnout tops 330,000 on first day of One-Stop early voting across North Carolina

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, more than 330,000 people showed up to cast ballots in-person on the first day of One-Stop early voting Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Innocent men were sent to prison and released decades later. Now Gov. Cooper won’t pardon them

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has refused to meet with or take any action to pardon four men who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. As a result, those men cannot get any compensation from the state.

Trump, GOP leaders will appeal North Carolina ballot ruling

President Donald Trump’s campaign said Thursday that it will ask a federal appeals court to force North Carolina to revert to stricter absentee ballot rules

  UPDATE: Minor issues resolved as early voting kicks off in Cape Fear region

With early voting in North Carolina kicking off Thursday morning, there have some reports of minor issues at early voting locations in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Kamala Harris, husband test negative for COVID-19

Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, have tested negative for coronavirus after two of her staff tested positive earlier Thursday, Tim Perry with CBS News reports.

Cooper, Forest clash on coronavirus, economy and schools in N.C. governor debate

The 2020 North Carolina governor’s race is hotly-contested and features two candidates already in office - Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.

Vice President Pence visiting Selma on Friday

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Selma on Friday

Vice Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris trip to N.C. canceled after people close to campaign test positive for coronavirus

Democratic Vice Presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris' Thursday trips to Charlotte and Asheville have been canceled after two people close to the campaign tested positive for COVID-19.

Curbside pick-up at two NHC libraries will be affected by early voting

One-stop early voting, which begins Thursday October 15, will impact curbside pick-up at Northeast Library and Pine Valley Library.