North Carolina Senate releases legislative district rewrite

Buy Now News & Record Map-makers are proposing new districts for members of the North Carolina Senate, a move forced after a federal court ruled state Republicans illegally gave too much emphasis to race in the current version of legislative groupings. The state Senate map was released ahead of a statewide public hearing scheduled Tuesday. Read more about North Carolina Senate releases legislative district rewrite[…]

A full North Carolina vs. the NCAA primer

The long-running academic fraud scandal at North Carolina actually began with an investigation into football players, ties to agents and possible improper benefits seven years ago. While the NCAA and school began looking into whether big-name players, including Marvin Austin, Greg Little and Robert Quinn, took thousands of dollars in gifts, investigators got their first Read more about A full North Carolina vs. the NCAA primer[…]

Report: North Carolina ‘Bigfoot’ sighting was just Minneapolis man… dressed as Bigfoot

These photos are either of Bigfoot, Gawain MacGregor… or both. "ROAR!" probably, right? Maybe "WOOF!" on those days when he just can’t be bothered. Certainly not this: "I don’t want any trouble. But I also don’t want any misinformation out there." And yet, that’s apparently what Gawain MacGregor, of Minneapolis, told authorities in North Carolina Read more about Report: North Carolina ‘Bigfoot’ sighting was just Minneapolis man… dressed as Bigfoot[…]

North Carolina Courage Back to First Place After Saturday Victory

Cary, NC – Following some losses where other teams had draws, the North Carolina Courage were slipping out of their top spot in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). But a decisive victory on Saturday, August 5, 2017 brought the home team back into their rightful place at number one. Early Lead Saturday’s game at Read more about North Carolina Courage Back to First Place After Saturday Victory[…]

No special elections for redrawn districts in North Carolina, judges say

North Carolina’s Electoral College representatives sign the Certificates of Vote after affirming their 2016 votes. Federal judges on Monday rejected a request by North Carolina voters who sued over General Assembly district boundaries to hold special elections next March in new districts once lines are redrawn to eliminate illegal racial gerrymandering. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Drake. Read more about No special elections for redrawn districts in North Carolina, judges say[…]

LGBTQ People Sue North Carolina Over New ‘Bathroom Bill’

Some of North Carolina’s transgender residents are speaking out against the state’s House Bill 142. A group of LGBTQ people took action in a North Carolina court on Friday, filing a lawsuit in response to HB 142, a troubling piece of legislation passed by the state earlier this year. The lawsuit, backed by a handful Read more about LGBTQ People Sue North Carolina Over New ‘Bathroom Bill’[…]

Rob Christensen: North Carolina Elections Don’t Look Regular

Rob Christensen Duke B. Paris, the longtime Alamance County register of deeds, liked to tell the story of when he was Gov. Kerr Scott’s campaign driver and they stopped to see a moonshiner who controlled the votes in his mountain hollow. After being awakened from a night of drinking, the man assured Scott: “The precinct Read more about Rob Christensen: North Carolina Elections Don’t Look Regular[…]

These Two North Carolina Craft Breweries Are Tops in the Country

Two North Carolina breweries cleaned up at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship and rank among the best in the country. Lynnwood Brewing Concern in Raleigh came in at No. 3 in the contest, and Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone came in at No. 7. The U.S. Open Beer Championship ranks breweries by how many Read more about These Two North Carolina Craft Breweries Are Tops in the Country[…]

Traveling To North Carolina To Visit My Friend That Recently Moved There

One of my best friends from high school and I have remained very good friends over the years. We always find time to get together at least once a month. However, it was easy when she lived in the same town as me. Recently, she moved to North Carolina and she asked me when I Read more about Traveling To North Carolina To Visit My Friend That Recently Moved There[…]