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.

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

Candidates line up to file for 2020 general election

Candidate filing opens for 2020 elections in North Carolina

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

  1898: A tale of two descendants

  Recount held Wilmington City Council race

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Congress filing in North Carolina delayed during map fight

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

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

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

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

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

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.

N.C. lawmakers still shaping U.S. House map proposals

A joint House-Senate committee will meet on Tuesday after holding lengthy mapmaking meetings last week.

Gov. Cooper vetoes 4 bills impacting teacher raises, corporate tax cuts

  Gov. Cooper signs bill that combats absentee ballot tampering

Woman who gave the finger to Trump’s car wins election

  Saffo hangs on to Wilmington mayor seat as newcomer ousts council incumbent

  Hatem bests Dove in third showdown between them for Southport mayor

  History in the making: Unofficial results show Carolina Beach has first female mayor-elect

  Hosmer, Laub come out on top in contentious H2GO commissioner race

Steve Hosmer and Barry Laub have won the two seats up for grabs on the H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer.

  Councilman falls short to sitting Mayor in Surf City

Sitting City Councilman Jeremy Shugarts fell short in his challenge against incumbent Mayor Doug Medlin in this year’s municipal race for Surf City Mayor. Both are non-partisan candidates.

  Darryl Mills wins Wrightsville Beach mayoral race, promises to fix aging water and sewer infrastructure

Two candidates faced off in a campaign to replace current Wrightsville Beach Mayor Bill Blair, who after six years as the mayor announced this summer he would not run for re-election.

Power outage causes minimal delays at Leland polling location

Power was out for about an hour at the polling place off of Village Road, near Lincoln Elementary, but the location was still able to accept voters after utilizing backup means.

What you need to know about Tuesday’s Municipal Elections

Important information for citizens ahead of Tuesday's municipal elections

  Bladenboro residents debate legalizing alcohol as election day approaches

Bladenboro citizens may soon be able to buy an alcoholic beverage within city lines.

N.C. legislature goes home, still without budget resolution

The legislature adjourned its session late Thursday, but lawmakers will come back in two weeks for congressional redistricting and possible negotiations between House and Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

  State leaders cracking down on absentee-ballot tampering

State leaders are cracking down on anyone who tries to tamper with state or local elections. The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill that directly addresses last year’s ninth congressional district race, which caused Bladen County to hold new elections after the state board found evidence

Former US Senator Kay Hagan dies at 66

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has died at the age of 66.

Commissioner Woody White won’t seek re-election in 2020

Commissioner Woody White announced Monday he won't seek an additional term on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Budget stalemate reaches key moment in North Carolina Senate

A four-month stalemate over the North Carolina state budget may end if Senate Republicans get a little help from Democrats this week to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the bill.

North Carolina 2020 congressional districts go before court

North Carolina judges are listening to a request to order a new state congressional map for next year’s elections even before a trial is held on whether district lines were drawn by Republicans with extreme intent to favor the GOP.

  State board dismisses complaints against Bladen County Board of Elections members

Complaints against two members of the Bladen County Board of Elections have been dismissed by state election officials for failing to meet basic requirements.

North Carolina election leaders begin voter confidence drive

The State Board of Elections planned a Thursday news conference to begin a “voter confidence campaign” that runs through the 2020 elections.

  Kusek won’t seek second term on New Hanover County Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Patricia Kusek announced on Monday that she won’t seek a second term on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Bladen County election-related disputes continue as Republican leader files complaints against Democratic board members, NCSBE to consider complaints

The leader of the Republican Party in Bladen County is raising issue with two Democratic members of the Bladen County Board of Elections.

Friday last day to register to vote in November municipal elections

The clock is ticking for those hoping to cast a ballot.

Decision 2019: Hear from the candidates running for mayor and city council in Wilmington

The 2019 Municipal Election will give more than 84,000 registered voters the chance to decide who will be mayor in the City of Wilmington, and which candidates will occupy three seats on the city council.

  Rep. Deb Butler wins international Tammy Baldwin Breakout award

North Carolina State Representative Deb Butler has been awarded the 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award—an international award given annually to state or local LGBTQ elected official whose political career pushes to move equality forward for LGBTQ people

  More North Carolina ‘mini-budget’ bills near final passage

More targeted spending proposals could soon be headed to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk as Republican legislators keep pitching portions of their vetoed state budget bill.

  Sen. Tillis on impeachment inquiry, China, and potential primary challengers

Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina talked about the impeachment inquiry against the president, the upcoming trade negotiations with China, and on having two potential challengers in the 2020 republican primary election.

Rep Rouzer regarding North Korea missile launch: “You can’t trust them!”

Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) said North Korea's leaders cannot be trusted, after news that the country launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. The actions came one day after North Korea agreed to return to talks with the United States over ending its’ nuclear weapons program.

Candidate forums scheduled for October ahead of 2019 Municipal Elections

Several forums are scheduled during the month of October ahead of the 2019 Municipal Elections, giving the public a chance to hear where candidates stand on the issues important to voters.

  State board investigating double voting cases in Bladen County during NC9 do-over election

The N.C. State Board of Elections is investigating two cases of alleged double voting in Bladen County during the recent special election in the 9th Congressional District.

North Carolina legislators finalize more ‘mini-budget’ bills

A North Carolina budget veto has slowed state government for months, so lawmakers have sent Gov. Roy Cooper more stand-alone legislation containing popular provisions from that spending plan.

North Carolina legislature on track to OK new maps this week

New electoral boundaries for North Carolina General Assembly seats demanded by state judges are on track to be finalized by this week’s court deadline.

  N.C. House overrides Cooper veto of state budget in ‘unexpected’ morning vote

Republicans dominating a half-empty North Carolina House chamber have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state’s two-year budget.

  Republican Dan Bishop unofficial winner in 9th District re-do election

Republican State Senator Dan Bishop is the unofficial winner of the election for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, according to the Associated Press.

Murphy wins 3rd Congressional District, will succeed late Walter Jones Jr.

Physician Greg Murphy defeated Democrat Allen Thomas and two other candidates on Tuesday in the 3rd Congressional District race.

  Exclusive: President Donald Trump speaks to WBTV about Dorian, elections and the RNC

President Trump carved out a few minutes to talk exclusively with WBTV’s Christine Sperow to discuss Hurricane Dorian, NC-9′s special election, the 2020 presidential election and the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

Trump: NC will rebound from Dorian quickly,’ ‘beautifully’

Trump began the rally talking about Hurricane Dorian and those groups who responded to help those affected.

  New election in N.C.’s 9th district Tuesday; Experts say race could be ‘canary in the coal mine’ for 2020

More than nine months after the North Carolina State Board of Elections refused to certify the results of the election in the state’s 9th congressional district, voters are headed back to the polls Tuesday.

  Trump’s Fayetteville rally to be a test for his clout, GOP

President Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina will serve as a measure of his clout in trying to elect a Republican to the House in a closely watched special election that’s seen as a tossup race.

State board extends early voting for Bladen County

The N.C. State Board of Elections has extended early voting for Bladen County residents in NC’s 9th Congressional District following the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Three-judge panel tosses NC districts for being too partisan

A North Carolina trial court has rejected state legislative district maps, saying lawmakers took extreme advantage from drawing districts to help elect a maximum number of Republicans.

State elections board encourages early voting for Sept. 10 races ahead of possible Dorian impacts

While Southeastern North Carolina waits for the forecast of Hurricane Dorian to narrow, the North Carolina State Board of Elections is encouraging voters to go ahead and cast their ballots.

  A tale of two Dans: Bishop, McCready go toe-to-toe in NC-9 debate

With just weeks remaining until the special election for North Carolina’s ninth district congressional district seat, the two leading candidates took part in a special debate Wednesday evening.

  Surf City council member indicted for election violations

The Pender County District Attorney’s Office recently received a citizen complaint about the residency status of Jeremy Shugarts.

Columbus County to hold educational seminars about voter ID requirements

The Columbus County Board of Elections will hold two educational seminars on Thursday about voter photo identification requirements for the 2020 elections.

  Bill to create Wrightsville Beach specialty license plate approved, heads to governor’s desk

One more vote is needed, along with the governor’s signature, to create specialty North Carolina license plates featuring the Town of Wrightsville Beach logo, which will help the beach community maintain recreational opportunities for its’ residents and visitors.

Candidates in 9th District special election meet for debate

Republican Dan Bishop and Democrat Dan McCready are expected to debate Wednesday night in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district contest.

More scrutiny on hurricane recovery from N.C. Republicans

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will join top General Assembly leaders on Wednesday for a news conference.

President Trump announces Sept. 9 rally in NC

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will return to North Carolina for a rally on September 9.

  NC Treasurer raises concerns about potential sale of NHRMC

State Treasurer Dale Folwell of North Carolina is raising concerns about a potential sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  State elections board certifies voting equipment

Board members had to make the call after the North Carolina General Assembly voted to de-certify voting machines that only create an electronic record.

President Trump tweets about another potential rally in NC

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump tweeted, expressing excitement about another potential rally in North Carolina this year.

  Election officials closely watching state vote on voting systems Friday as 2019, 2020 races loom

Along with everything else it takes to prepare for the upcoming 2019 municipal elections, and the 2020 primaries close on their heels, election officials in Southeastern North Carolina are also waiting to see what kind of equipment they will be able to use.

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE detainers

Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would have required sheriff’s office’s to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement when it comes to immigration detainers.

Early in-person voting begins for 2 congressional seats

Early in-person voting is starting for two special congressional elections in North Carolina.

Closer to a deal? Agreement could end legal disagreements over assets of H2Go

The H2GO board authorized its attorney to finalize a proposed agreement to end legal disagreements over assets of H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer

  Governor delivers school supplies, talks pay raises with teachers

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Penderlea Elementary School Tuesday to deliver school supplies and meet with educators to discuss teacher pay.

  Hundreds attend meeting about potential sale of NHRMC

All five county commissioners are at a meeting that gives the public the first chance to have their voices heard on the potential sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  Bill to extend statute of limitations could help NHCS teacher sex abuse victims

A bill making its way through the North Carolina legislature attempts to give greater protection to people who were sexually abused as children. The bill has bipartisan support, and could play a significant role in the civil lawsuit recently filed by victims of Michael Kelly.

  Appeal in Columbus County sheriff dispute voluntarily dismissed in Wake County court

The dispute over the race for Columbus County Sheriff has ended — for now.

Brunswick County to hold educational seminars about voter ID requirements

The Brunswick County Board of Elections will hold two educational seminars later this month about voter photo identification requirements for the 2020 elections.

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

  NHC Commissioners to consider re-establishing NHC Commission for Women

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will consider re-establishing the New Hanover County Commission for Women Monday.

Current firearm bills unlikely to move in NC House committee

Calls to move gun reform bills through a North Carolina’s House of Representatives committee may not yield the results supporters want to see. Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover), the Senior Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is calling for comprehensive solutions rather than separate proposals.