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The 2020 election will be recorded as the most contested election in history. From the top of the ticket with the presidential race, to the bottom of the ballot, usually where voters select their water and soil district representatives, election results are being challenged. And all of this,…

North Carolina voters turned out in record numbers this year as did voters across the nation, but a close look at the numbers indicates a significant gap between those interested only in the major races and those who saw the importance of all the issues on the ballot.

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Voting results for three local referendums this past week are proof that voters are not as compliant and unaware as politicians and elected officials often think. It also demonstrates that voters expect and demand answers and explanation if they are going to invest their dollars in public projects.

Wednesday’s last minute decision by the US Supreme Court to accept a lower court decision extending the deadline for acceptance by the State Board of Elections (SBE) should worry North Carolina voters. It is proof of how the courts are being used to promote legislative purposes contrary to t…

Voters have the opportunity to impact the state’s legislative future this week and oddly it has nothing to do with either the legislative or executive branches- it’s with the judicial branch. Specifically, it involves the North Carolina Supreme Court races pitting three conservatives or Repu…

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As taxpayers and communities across the state and nation struggle with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shutdown of businesses by Governor Cooper, it seems to be the wrong time to increase local debt. But considering both the low cost of money and the need …

Despite fears that the 2020 presidential elections will be a disaster, events of the past week have proven the system can work when it is allowed. Unfortunately, certain groups such as Democracy Docket headed by Democrat political operative Marc Elias, with the compliant assistance of the St…

There were several questions asked of the candidates for Carteret County Commissioners in this paper and I call attention to one of those in particular: How can the county better adapt to climate change and prepare for future storms? The answer given by candidate Cavanaugh was: "Adapt by dre…

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