Colin Campbell, Durham Herald-Sun

Colin Campbell

Durham Herald-Sun

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Colin:

Seven Democrats broke with party on budget — and got millions for their districts

After a review of earmarks in the North Carolina state budget, here’s what Democrats in the legislature who voted for the Republican-authored budget bill got in appropriations for projects in their districts. → Read More

NC’s budget impasse could harm an affordable housing program and kids’ e-books

A prolonged impasse over the state budget could jeopardize affordable housing construction projects in low-income counties. → Read More

NC lawmakers look to combat ballot fraud and restore a popular day of early voting

After the allegations in North Carolina’s 9th District, a state Senate bill would crack down on absentee ballot fraud and restore one-stop early voting hours on the final Saturday before elections. → Read More

NC lawmakers look to combat ballot fraud and restore a popular day of early voting

After the allegations in North Carolina’s 9th District, a state Senate bill would crack down on absentee ballot fraud and restore one-stop early voting hours on the final Saturday before elections. → Read More

If NC makes it easier to get in the funeral business, critics say one lawmaker will benefit

Proposed North Carolina legislation to create a provisional license for funeral directors is meant to help a state lawmaker get licensed without fulfilling current requirements, opponents of House Bill 554 say. → Read More

If NC makes it easier to get in the funeral business, critics say one lawmaker will benefit

Proposed North Carolina legislation to create a provisional license for funeral directors is meant to help a state lawmaker get licensed without fulfilling current requirements, opponents of House Bill 554 say. → Read More

How you can bridge the partisan divide

Simple steps can take the heat out of political discussions → Read More

A swimming pool big enough for a sailboat could be coming to North Carolina

The company Crystal Lagoons is looking to build one of its “artificial swimming lagoons” in Brunswick County and possibly Charlotte, according to its lobbyist. Regulations in HB 529 would allow for the lagoons. → Read More

A swimming pool big enough for a sailboat could be coming to North Carolina

The company Crystal Lagoons is looking to build one of its “artificial swimming lagoons” in Brunswick County and possibly Charlotte, according to its lobbyist. Regulations in HB 529 would allow for the lagoons. → Read More

Late-partying Republicans? State bill could keep bars open later during RNC

When the Republican National Convention, RNC, comes to Charlotte, North Carolina, next year, the last call for alcohol at bars and restaurants could happen later than usual, under state legislation. → Read More

Late-partying Republicans? State bill could keep bars open later during RNC

When the Republican National Convention, RNC, comes to Charlotte, North Carolina, next year, the last call for alcohol at bars and restaurants could happen later than usual, under state legislation. → Read More

The Scotts were NC’s political dynasty. Their influence goes beyond family.

North Carolina had a political dynasty in the Scott family, with Kerr Scott, Bob Scott and Meg Scott Phipps included. Political columnist Rob Christensen’s new book “The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys” traces their history and influence. → Read More

Budget promises raises for teachers and state workers, but there’s a catch

The North Carolina House budget proposes pay raises for school staff and state workers, but changes the timing of the salary increases. And experience would matter. Here’s how much they would get and when. → Read More

Budget promises raises for teachers and state workers, but there’s a catch

The North Carolina House budget proposes pay raises for school staff and state workers, but changes the timing of the salary increases. And experience would matter. Here’s how much they would get and when. → Read More

Sunday ABC store hours, ferry alcohol spark debate in NC House

A bill would let bar customers order more drinks at once, let liquor stores open on Sunday afternoons, lift the cap on liquor sales at craft distilleries, and allow beer and wine on the new Ocracoke Island passenger ferry. → Read More

Sunday ABC store hours, ferry alcohol spark debate in NC House

A bill would let bar customers order more drinks at once, let liquor stores open on Sunday afternoons, lift the cap on liquor sales at craft distilleries, and allow beer and wine on the new Ocracoke Island passenger ferry. → Read More

Another round on me, bartender? Not in North Carolina, unless this bill passes

Bar customers could order more drinks at a time and liquor stores could open Sunday afternoons under a North Carolina alcohol bill. It would also change regulations that deal with bars as private clubs with memberships. → Read More

Another round on me, bartender? Not in North Carolina, unless this bill passes

Bar customers could order more drinks at a time and liquor stores could open Sunday afternoons under a North Carolina alcohol bill. It would also change regulations that deal with bars as private clubs with memberships. → Read More

After ballot fraud case, an NC bill would crack down on one practice that was found

A North Carolina House bill aims to prevent absentee ballot fraud similar to the allegations made in the 9th Congressional District election. House Bill 944 would fund staff at the State Board of Elections. → Read More

After ballot fraud case, an NC bill would crack down on one practice that was found

A North Carolina House bill aims to prevent absentee ballot fraud similar to the allegations made in the 9th Congressional District election. House Bill 944 would fund staff at the State Board of Elections. → Read More