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Recent articles by Gary:

In divided votes, NC legislature OK's another primary delay

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided General Assembly agreed Wednesday to delay North Carolina's already postponed primaries by another three weeks, with Republicans citing uncertainty surrounding their new redistricting maps → Read More

Democrats pan plan by N. Carolina GOP to delay primary again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday panned a fast-moving effort by Republicans to delay primary elections by another three weeks, saying scheduling should be left → Read More

Already delayed, N. Carolina primary could now move to June

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators on Monday announced plans to attempt to further delay the already postponed state primary, responding to worries about timing should the state → Read More

NC governor backs Beasley as Senate primary field clears

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper gave former North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley his full-throated endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, attempting to secure a smoother path → Read More

Judges let North Carolina GOP redistricting plans stand

3-judge panel lets North Carolina GOP redistricting plans stand, rejecting arguments that the lines were illegally politically stacked for the GOP → Read More

'American Idol' runner-up Aiken aims for Congress again in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken says he's running for Congress again in North Carolina, this time seeking to succeed the retiring U. S. Rep. David Price. Aiken announced his bid for the 6th District seat in the Research Triangle area Monday in a video. He finished second to Ruben Studdard on the TV singing contest in 2003. → Read More

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6

A group of North Carolina voters want U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn disqualified as a congressional candidate → Read More

Madison Cawthorn should be disqualified as candidate over Jan. 6 involvement, N.C. voters say

Cawthorn’s office quickly condemned the candidacy challenge of the Republican, which was filed on behalf of 11 voters with the State Board of Elections, which oversees a process by which a candidate’s qualifications are scrutinized. → Read More

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over his participation in Jan. 6 rally

The voters contend that Cawthorn, who formally filed as a candidate for the 13th District seat last month, can’t run because he fails to comply with an amendment in the → Read More

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over his participation in Jan. 6 rally

The voters contend that Cawthorn, who formally filed as a candidate for the 13th District seat last month, can’t run because he fails to comply with an amendment in the U.S. Constitution ratified shortly after the Civil War. → Read More

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over his participation in Jan. 6 rally

The voters contend that Cawthorn, who formally filed as a candidate for the 13th District seat last month, can’t run because he fails to comply with an amendment in the U.S. Constitution ratified shortly after the Civil War. → Read More

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over his participation in Jan. 6 rally

The voters contend that Cawthorn, who formally filed as a candidate for the 13th District seat last month, can’t run because he fails to comply with an amendment in the U.S. Constitution ratified shortly after the Civil War. → Read More

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6

A group of North Carolina voters told state officials on Monday they want U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn disqualified as a congressional candidate, citing his involvement in last January’s rally in Washington questioning the presidential election outcome before a Capitol riot later that day. → Read More

2 N. Carolina justices won't step away from voter ID case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina Supreme Court justices — the son of a powerful legislator among them — said on Friday they won't step away from hearing a → Read More

'Concept maps' revealed as NC redistricting trial winds down

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state legislator who helped orchestrate redistricting in his chamber this fall acknowledged Wednesday that he examined some "concept maps” that were created quietly → Read More

NC Supreme Court recusal order means voter ID case to resume

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has declared there are two paths that an individual justice can take when weighing a request to be removed from hearing a → Read More

Top NC senator backing bill requiring appeals court votes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers could advance legislation soon that would require state appellate judges to disclose publicly how they voted privately on orders issued by their → Read More

After impasse, North Carolina politicians make big deals in 2021

As the year draws to a close in politically divided North Carolina, hostilities have eased somewhat between the Democratic governor and majority-Republican lawmakers, both of whom recently agreed on a comprehensive budget more than three years after the last one was approved. But their relationship is still far from harmonious. Last month, second-term Gov. → Read More

North Carolina Supreme Court halts March primary elections due to remapping lawsuits

The decision by the state Supreme Court comes after a state Court of Appeals panel initially blocked filing for legislative and congressional candidates on Monday, only to have the decision reversed when the full 15-member intermediate appeals court was asked to weigh in on the matter. → Read More

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

Toyota says it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people → Read More