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Election 2020
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State transportation officials want everyone to remember the rules for election campaign signs, which are popping up along southern Nash County roadsides. A state law passed in 2011 allows … more
State Rep. James Gailliard, R-Nash, is among a select group of elected officials and entrepreneurs tasked with advocating for stronger small businesses across the state. With the support of a … more
State Rep. Lisa Barnes’ strong pro-jobs voting record has been recognized in a North Carolina Chamber of Commerce report. The chamber named Barnes, R-Nash, a 2019-20 Jobs Champion in its … more
This election’s October surprise came in September, just as early voting began in the first few states. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only upends the next six weeks … more
What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, well-informed and experienced in … more
Viewers tune them out; voters hate them; and researchers call them ineffective. But attack ads continue chewing up airtime as the slow march to Election Day becomes a six-week sprint. Campaigns … more
Once again, America has found itself at crunch time. We are a stone’s throw from another presidential election.  I never realized it before, but the campaign for president is a pretty … more
A challenger for a Nash County legislative seat claims his opponent wants to “defund the police,” an accusation the incumbent calls laughable.  John Check, R-Nash, is running … more
NASHVILLE — Nash County voters are asking for absentee ballots at a rate of 3 to 1 over any other time in recent history. As of Friday, the Nash County Board of Elections had received 4,484 … more
President Donald Trump’s critics are branding him a bigot again. This time, they’re crying wolf.  At Trump’s behest, the Office of Management and Budget told federal … more
Democrats are haunted this year by election ghosts. They’re suffering a form of PTSD — Past-Tuesdays Stress Disorder. They’re haunted by 1968: “The riots and protests will … more
NASHVILLE — The Nash County Board of Elections has launched a new website for November’s general election. The website will give the voters of Nash County a single, easy-to-remember … more
State Rep. James Gailliard has received the North Carolina Association of Educators’ backing in his bid for a second term representing House District 25.  The association said … more
RALEIGH — Throughout his gubernatorial term, Roy Cooper has sought vastly to expand the power of his office at the expense of other statewide-elected executives, the legislative branch, local … more
COVID-19 has upended our schools, our jobs, our lives and, of course, our politics. Now the pandemic has upended that great political tradition — part circus, part TV infomercial and part … more
NASHVILLE — The Nash County Board of Elections is a flurry of activity preparing for November’s election. “Things are very busy,” said Nash County Elections Director John … more
RALEIGH — As a fiscal conservative, I long for the days when North Carolina had responsible governors who responded to recessionary budget gaps with fortitude and common sense. You know, … more
ROCKY MOUNT — A new campaign ad for Joe Biden featuring one of Nash County’s N.C. House members is airing counter to this week’s Republican National Convention in Charlotte. Rep. … more
The progressive presidential hopeful who wants to defund the police state and replace walls with turnstiles at the U.S. border isn’t Joe Biden. The gun-toting, tax-slashing swashbuckler … more
More than 200,000 North Carolinians have already requested an absentee mail-in ballot for November’s elections, according to political science professor Michael Bitzer in the Old North State … more
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