Brent Laurenz looks at five key things to know about next year's elections in North Carolina.
Report: Early Voting Effective, Should Be Expanded
Early voting results in shorter lines and reduced stress at polling places on Election Day, while allowing for early detection of voter registration errors and voting system glitches, according to a study from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU.
Clergy Ask McCrory to Call Special Session Expanding Medicaid in N.C.
About three dozen clergy members and citizens paid a visit to the N.C. Capitol Building on Tuesday, carrying with them a petition bearing some 3,000 names and asking Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to call a special legislative session to expand Medicaid coverage in North Carolina.
Gov. McCrory Awards NC's Highest Civilian Honor to 6
Created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1961, the award has previously been given to over 250 citizens, including such Tar Heel luminaries as Bill Friday, James Taylor, Billy Graham, John Hope Franklin, David Brinkley and Maya Angelou.
North Carolina's November Entrance into the American Union
As important milestones in the history of North Carolina go, November 21 is probably not a memorable date to most North Carolinians, but it is a significant one. On that day in 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the new U.S. Constitution, after failing to do so a year earlier.
Analysis: Women Bear the Brunt of N.C. Voter ID Law
In a recent analysis, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice found that women make up 64 percent of the people who may be unable to vote as a result of North Carolina's new voter ID law, which takes effect in 2016.
A Brief History of Presidential Turkey Pardons
President Barack Obama pardoned a turkey on Wednesday, sparing the plump bird from the Thanksgiving table and continuing a tradition that formally began just two decades ago but could trace its roots to the 1860s.
Poll: Zombies More Popular Than Congress
According to survey from Public Policy Polling, voters generally prefer zombies over Congress by a 43-37 percent margin, with 19 percent unsure which is worse: a horde of ravenous monsters chasing them or a legislative body gridlocked in hyper-partisan squabbling.
Susan B. Anthony and the Crime of Voting
It was 140 years ago today – June 18, 1873 – that Susan B. Anthony was convicted of breaking the law.
Her crime: voting in the 1872 U.S. presidential election.
Democrats & Republicans Agree: Dogs Rule
While they may not agree on much these days, Republicans and Democrats are at least united in their preference of dogs over cats, not only when it comes to their choice in pets, but also on which animal would make the better U.S. president.