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7:35 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Groups File Ethics Complaints Against McCrory, Sanford

NC Governor Pat McCrory
Credit Associated Press

Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker.

Progress North Carolina Action filed a complaint Monday against McCrory with the North Carolina Ethics Commission. The complaint against Sanford was filed with the U.S. House Ethics Committee by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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7:26 am
Tue January 13, 2015

NC Rep. Edgar Starnes Leaving House to Work for Cowell

Edgar Starnes
Credit ncleg.net

The House majority leader for the past two years is leaving the North Carolina General Assembly to take a job with the office of State Treasurer Janet Cowell.

Rep. Edgar Starnes says he'll resign his seat at noon Tuesday, the day before lawmakers return to Raleigh for a one-day housekeeping session. Starnes said Monday he'll become a senior policy adviser for Cowell and serve as her liaison to the Republican-led legislature.

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Politics
9:29 am
Wed December 31, 2014

2014 Political Stories Top End of Year List

As 2014 comes to a close,  Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel offers his take on some of  the top regional stories of  the year.  He spoke  with David Hurand

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4:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Former Assistant Buncombe D.A. Called to Testify

A former Assistant District attorney in Buncombe County has apparently refused to answer questions in a law suit that is being heard before a federal judge.  The suit was brought against the county and former Sheriff Bobby Medford.  Medford is serving time in federal prison after being found guilty on several corruption charges unrelated to the law suit.  Asheville Citizen Times reporter  Jon Ostendorff has been following thecase.   He spoke with David Hurand.

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5:28 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

There's a New Sheriff Coming...

One of the more important but frequently over looked mid-term election races took place in all 100 North Carolina counties. The race for Sheriff has long been part of North Carolina's political history.  This year five of eighteen incumbents ran unopposed.   Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand about some of the surprising results in contests for Sheriff in Western North Carolina.

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5:58 am
Wed November 5, 2014

WNC Election Results

Midterm voter participation set records in North Carolina. As of 10:34 last night, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393. 

U.S. House

  • 11th Congressional District incumbent Republican Mark Meadows and 10th District Republican Patrick McHenry held onto their seats, winning over Democratic party challengers.

State House

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Politics
10:34 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Campaign Spending in WNC

Election day is upon us and the  on-line investigative reporting service Carolina Public Press has the latest campaign finance reports for North Carolina House and Senate candidates across  the 18 westernmost counties  of North Carolina... link to article. 

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7:14 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Have You Voted Yet?

Credit Alan Cleaver / Flickr

Today is election day across the United States.

North Carolina voters will choose the state’s U.S. Senator, along with members of Congress and the General Assembly, and statewide and local judgeships and local offices.

More than 1.1 million people already have cast votes, most through early in-person voting that ended Saturday.

Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.

To find your polling place for today's elections, click here

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Politics
6:08 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special

Tune in Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 6 pm for the Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special.

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6:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

From WFAE: Primers on Hagan, Tillis

From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis:

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