BEAUFORT — Democrat Gerald Godette took his seat Wednesday morning on the County Board of Elections, filling a roughly three-month vacancy and ensuring the panel has a full roster ahead of the 2020 primaries in March.
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INDIAN BEACH — The town board of commissioners has an unexpected task ahead of them — selecting a new commissioner.
BEAUFORT — With his fourth consecutive term as a district court judge coming to an end, Judge Peter Mack Jr. has decided not to campaign for reelection.
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that blocks the state’s photo identification voting law but not before the Tuesday, March 3 primary, the state Department of Justice said Thursday.
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina is among seven states that are poised to gain at least one new congressional seat.
RALEIGH (AP) — Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents.
BEAUFORT — Candidate filing for the 2020 election season wrapped up at noon Friday, with a number of hopefuls stepping up in the last few days to run in local races.
BEAUFORT — The final contenders in the 2020 elections will emerge this week, as filing for the contests concludes at noon Friday.
BEAUFORT — After meeting in closed session Tuesday, the County Board of Education unanimously approved in open session a resolution that aligns voting districts for the school board and county commission races.
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BEAUFORT — Several incumbents and a couple newcomers, all Republicans, filed for local seats in the 2020 elections Monday, the first day of the filing period.
CARTERET COUNTY — Though Christmas is yet to come, filing for the 2020 elections gets underway across North Carolina at noon Monday.
BEAUFORT — Caitlin Sabadish has been in her role as the new director of the County Board of Elections for just about a month, and there’s been a lot to learn, but the freshman director says things seem to be going well, so far.
CAPE CARTERET — One reelected incumbent commissioner, two new ones and a new mayor took the oath of office Monday night as three other elected officials and one longtime staff member stepped down.
BEAUFORT — Some of the races were close, but Friday’s canvass revealed no major changes in the results of the 2019 municipal elections.
BEAUFORT — A discretionary recount Thursday by the County Board of Elections showed Will Baker still holds a razor-thin lead in the tight race for mayor of Cape Carteret, and it appears he’s the victor.
INDIAN BEACH — In less than a week, the results of the municipal election in Indian Beach will be decided, and it may come down to a literal coin toss.
CAPE CARTERET — One vote decided Cape Carteret’s mayor’s race, according to preliminary figures.
CARTERET COUNTY — Below are Tuesday’s unofficial results in the 2019 municipal election races.
BEAUFORT — About 1,000 more people voted in this year’s municipal elections than in 2017 races, elections officials said Tuesday, but voter turnout was still under 20% of all registered voters in Carteret County.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County voters are reminded Tuesday is Election Day for the 2019 municipal races.
BEAUFORT — With Election Day just around the corner, the window is closing for voters to cast an early ballot in the municipal elections.
RALEIGH (AP) — Kay Hagan, a former bank executive who rose from a budget writer in the North Carolina Legislature to a seat in the U.S. Senate, died Monday. She was 66.
MOREHEAD CITY — A political upstart is hoping his trip to all 100 counties will bring him a primary win in the state’s 2020 senate race.
CAPE CARTERET — Four of the six candidates seeking seats on the town board of commissioners said Friday night they are satisfied with the town’s council-manager form of government.