News

News & Observer of Raleigh

President Barack Obama was in Chapel Hill yesterday rallying support for Hillary Clinton.  He also was rallying support for Democratic Senate hopeful Deborah Ross and blasted her opponent, Republican Senator Richard Burr for several controversial remarks he made in audio that was leaked to CNN.

News & Observer of Raleigh

Republican Senator Richard Burr was caught on tape joking about gun owners putting a “bullseye” on Hillary Clinton.  Senator Burr was addressing a private gathering of supporters in Mooresville.  The tape was posted to YouTube and reported on by CNN.  In it, Burr seemed to joke about violence towards Clinton. 

Kara Lynne Wiley / WUNC

US Senator Richard Burr is facing criticism for leaked audio revealing several controversial remarks he gave to a private gathering of supporters.  The tape obtained by CNN caught Burr joking about a gun magazine with Hillary Clinton on the cover and wondering why there wasn’t a bullseye on her.  Burr has apologized for that comment.  But also in the tape, Burr makes this comment regarding the Supreme Court. 

Matt Bush WCQS

Slightly more than a third of registered voters in Buncombe County have already cast a ballot during early voting, which ends later this week.

Jeremy Loeb/WCQS

The last week of early voting in North Carolina has begun.  Early voting wraps up on Saturday, November 5th.  That’s the last chance for anyone NOT registered to vote to do so, as unregistered voters can register and vote at the same time during early voting, but NOT on Election Day, November 8th.  Long lines have been reported across the state.  But things were pretty slow and steady Sunday at the Pack Library early voting site in downtown Asheville.  Donner Lohnes is a poll worker at that site.

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Anna Douglas about the close U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races happening in North Carolina. She reports on North Carolina for McClatchy DC.

Jeremy Loeb/WCQS

The race for governor in North Carolina is nail-bitingly close.  Republican Governor Pat McCrory has been bogged down for the last six months defending House Bill 2, the state's controversial "bathroom bill."  His opponent, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper wants it repealed.  That position is supported by gay rights groups and they're making it known.  Two leaders of the LGBT movement were in Asheville stumping for Cooper on Thursday and Friday.

Chuck Burton/AP

First lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for the first time in Winston-Salem Thursday.  The crowd at the Joel Coliseum was estimated to be around 10,500 people.  All Things Considered host Robert Siegel spoke with Asma Khalid about the event.  

Matt Bush WCQS

Two polls released this week on the election in North Carolina showed very different results.  The Monmouth University poll released Monday showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump in a virtual tie in the hotly contested battleground state of North Carolina.

Andrew Craft / Fayetteville Observer

Bill Clinton has been tasked with driving up Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton's campaign. On Wednesday, he was in North Carolina to campaign at a historically black college.

On the next Friday @2, our guests will be members of the Opal String Quartet. This program was recorded in front of a live audience in our studios, and will include works by Prokofiev and Bloch, as well as some samples of the Opal’s work with local artists whose work is outside of the traditional string quartet repertoire, Silas Durocher’s Lovestruck Suckers and Free Planet Radio.

That’s the Opal String Quartet on the next Friday @2… please join us.

On November 18 WCQS switched its Haywood County translator frequency from 95.3 FM to 102.9 FM.

The switch was made due to FCC regulations. The transfer to 102.9 FM allows WCQS to continue uninterrupted service to  listeners who rely on 95.3 FM in parts of Haywood and Swain counties, or listeners traveling the I-40 corridor in that region. Listeners in Waynesville and Clyde at 89.7 FM will still receive WCQS at that frequency.

geology.com

Democrat Hillary Clinton is safely ahead of Republican Donald Trump in North Carolina according to a poll released Tuesday by the New York Times and Siena University.  The results run counter to a poll released Monday by Monmouth University, which showed the race neck and neck.  Both polls were conducted between Oct 20th and the 23rd.

The crowd at this year’s Mountain Moral Monday may have been smaller than in recent years.  But it was no less enthusiastic.

In between the music and poetry readings was the main attraction – a keynote speech from Reverend Dr. William J Barber II, president of North Carolina’s NAACP.  While he touched on many topics in his more than half hour address, Barber’s call to action, repeated several times, was just four words long.

“We better vote.  Now.”

Jeremy Loeb/WCQS

Donald Trump campaigned in North Carolina Friday, a state where Hillary Clinton leads but one Trump badly needs in order to win the election.  NPR's Sarah McCammon reported for All Things Considered.


Pages