2018 Elections

June 20, 2018

The Democratic candidate for N.C. Senate in the 1st District told an audience in Elizabeth City this week that he favors so-called “ban the box” legislation to give former felons a better chance of gaining public employment.

Cole Phelps, a county commissioner in Washington County, told…


June 18, 2018

Lawmakers representing Pasquotank and surrounding counties are split on a controversial bill that would increase early voting hours in many counties but would also eliminate the last Saturday of voting.

May 28, 2018

CAMDEN — Regardless of who wins the Camden sheriff’s election this November, the sheriff’s office is likely to continue assigning a second deputy to help provide security at the county’s five schools.

Both Republican candidate Kevin Jones and Democrat candidate Rick Trevena…

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May 26, 2018

A grand jury’s indictment of state Rep. Bob Steinburg’s legislative assistant casts a cloud over his office, Steinburg’s Democratic opponent in Senate District 1 claimed on Friday.

“This indictment is very troubling and raises a number of serious questions about Rep. Bob…


May 22, 2018

CAMDEN — Kevin Jones is now officially the Republican Party nominee for Camden sheriff in the fall election.


May 22, 2018

Ron Wesson says North Carolina's House District 1 needs a strong voice who will speak to the region's priorities, and that he is that voice.

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May 18, 2018

CAMDEN — As expected, Camden Sheriff Rodney Meads has called for a recount of votes cast in the May 8 Republican sheriff’s primary after falling eight votes short of winning the election.

Meads, who still trailed primary winner Kevin Jones following the official canvass of the primary…


May 18, 2018

CAMDEN — Camden Sheriff Rodney Meads said Thursday he is likely to request a recount of the votes cast in the May 8 Republican primary for sheriff after the county Board of Elections completes its canvass of the election today.

Meads, who lost his bid for election to N.C. Highway…


May 16, 2018

Now that the votes have been cast and the political campaign signs are beginning to fade, maybe its time to offer a few post mortem observations about the Republican primary for NC Senate race for District 1 – one of the hottest in the state.

Our own Bob Steinburg soundly defeated Clark…

May 14, 2018

CURRITUCK — Both Currituck commission incumbents who lost their re-election bids last week said they have no regrets about their campaigns or the stances they’ve taken on issues.

Marion Gilbert fell to challenger Owen Etheridge in her bid for a third term representing District 5 during…

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