Author Archives: BWarner

Filing period announced for special election to fill N.C. Appeals Court seat

The State Board of Elections on Tuesday set Aug. 1-8 as the filing period for candidates seeking to fill a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals being vacated by retiring Judge John Martin. The N.C. Constitution allows only licensed … Continue reading

Posted in courts, Election 2014, North Carolina | Tagged | Leave a comment

McGee named next chief judge of N.C. Appeals Court

Judge Linda McGee has been designated as the next chief judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals following the retirement of current Chief Judge John Martin on Aug. 1. McGee has served on the Court of Appeals since 1995 when … Continue reading

Posted in courts, Election 2014, North Carolina | Tagged | Leave a comment

Poll: Hagan builds lead over Tillis in U.S. Senate contest

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s edge over Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate contest has grown by 5 percentage points since last month, according to new numbers from Public Policy Polling (PPP). The latest survey finds … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2014, N.C. legislature, North Carolina, Polls, U.S. Senate | Leave a comment

Poll: Americans divided on their opinion of U.S. Supreme Court

A new poll from Gallup finds Americans increasingly polarized when it comes to their attitudes toward the nation’s highest court. According to the survey, 47 percent of Americans approve of the job being done by the U.S. Supreme Court while … Continue reading

Posted in courts, Polls | Leave a comment

Walker defeats Berger for Republican nod in 6th congressional district runoff

Photo: Mark Walker campaign Mark Walker won the Republican primary runoff in North Carolina’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday, soundly defeating Phil Berger, Jr., a district attorney and son of powerful N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, 60-40 percent … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2014, N.C. legislature, N.C. primary, North Carolina, primaries, U.S. Congress | Tagged | Leave a comment