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NC Green Party petitions under criminal investigation

Since the North Carolina Green Party did not receive enough votes in the last statewide election, they spent months trying to get enough signatures to be on the November ballot. → Read More

Local Matters: 1-on-1 with Wake Sheriff Gerald Baker

CBS 17’s Russ Bowen spoke to the sheriff about his successes, the scrutiny he’s faced, and the biggest threats to public safety. → Read More

NC Green Party petitions under criminal investigation

There is currently a criminal investigation after a third party hoped to get on North Carolina’s statewide fall ballot. → Read More

NC Green Party claims harassment amid pressures to be removed from ballot

About a week ago, petition signers started getting texts and phone calls asking if they actually signed the petition and whether the person would agree to have their name removed. → Read More

Green Party signatures in question in North Carolina

The Green Party is required to gather enough signatures to appear on the ballot because it did not reach the necessary threshold of votes in the last statewide election. → Read More

Grandsons remember NC Senator Ervin on 50th Anniversary of Watergate break-in

Nearly two decades after bringing down Joseph McCarthy, North Carolina’s senator became the chair of the Senate Watergate Committee. A distinction that became a legacy. → Read More

Local Matters: Willie Rowe talks upcoming run-off election for Wake sheriff

A lot of people are talking about the fall election but Wake County voters have one more primary to get through. → Read More

How the Watergate, Jan. 6 investigations differ

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The contrast between then and now is stark, to say the least. “I don’t think there’s ever been another hearing since that time that really worked like that one, And the January 6th hearing will not come out that way because the way it’s constituted. It’s going to be accused of […] → Read More

Rufus Edmisten remembers Watergate 50 years later

Five decades ago, a young lawyer from the Appalachian mountains found himself in the middle of what would change the course of American history. → Read More

Nickel’s lead over Hines in NC 13th district race within margin of error, poll shows

The race for the 13th district is expected to be among the most expensive in the nation. → Read More

Proposed NC bill could save credit scores from medical debt

While you might set up a payment plan, missed medical payments within a certain window of time can end up lowering your credit score. → Read More

Green Party gains signatures for NC Senate

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, the Green Party is no longer recognized as a political party in North Carolina. → Read More

Could NC Republicans get a supermajority in November?

“The fact that Republicans are up – and up big – I think Republicans should be talking about supermajority going into next year,” said Donald Bryson, president of the John Locke Foundation, which partnered with Civitas. → Read More

New US Senate poll shows Beasley closing the gap on Budd

Now that we know who will be on the fall ballot, the race for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat is getting much tighter. → Read More

Medicaid expansion leaves NC patients feeling hopeful

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — On the outside everything looks as happy as the smiles in their photos. There is happiness, but also great worry. Dana Bango works part-time to care for her father who has cancer and for her mom who has pancreatic cancer and stage 5 dementia. Bango has also been diagnosed with cancer. […] → Read More

SAVE Act could expand Medicaid in North Carolina

The GOP-led North Carolina Senate is moving forward with proposed legislation that would expand Medicaid. → Read More

NC could be next state to expand Medicaid coverage

In what could affect more than 500,000 people of lower incomes, North Carolina could become the next state to expand Medicaid coverage. → Read More

NC legislators say they’re working to get baby formula back on shelves

The U.S. House voted in favor of allowing economically challenged mothers to use their WIC card to buy whatever formula they find available on the shelves. → Read More

NC congressional primaries wrap up with no need for runoffs

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As North Carolina voters filled out their primary ballots there were a lot of choices. But those same voters avoided a second trip to the ballot box in July. Out of 14 congressional races, which is really 28 when you count both parties, there will be no runoff. A 2017 state […] → Read More

Beasley and Budd will battle it out for the U.S. Senate seat

In November there will be 35 U.S. Senate seats up for election. The stakes couldn’t be higher. → Read More