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As Democrats lay plans to regain power in North Carolina, the coalition that makes up their party has grown even more important. As we continue to explore the political factions in our state, keep in mind that few politicians fit...
North Carolina is awash in new home construction as the state's metro areas continue to grow at a torrid paceFrom the Richmond Fed: "North Carolina issued 6,168 new residential permits in January, up 31.4 percent from the prior month and...
All political parties are coalitions. These competing factions create tensions and push-and-pull that can lead to good policies in the best of times, and endless infighting in the worst of them. Here's a look at the types of Republicans you'll...
If you signed a petition recently supporting causes like ending gerrymandering or funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program — you just ended up on a LOT of email lists. Gov. Roy Cooper and a number of national Democrats have been promoting...
Rev. Billy Graham, only the fourth private citizen to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, received in death the stagecraft and ceremony reserved for fallen presidents, the Lincolns and Kennedys of American life. To those he saved, Graham...
  North Carolina is currently middle of the road in gun laws. The Giffords Law Center, which compiles information on each state, puts North Carolina at No. 25 nationally in terms of the strength of its gun laws. This still gives...
I almost deleted the email without reading it: "North Carolina Chamber Announces 2017 Jobs Champions" But when I saw the long list of General Assembly members appended to it, I got curious. How does one become a job champion? And who's...
North Carolina's state legislature is on a two-year cycle. One year, there's a long session where they hash out a budget. Then there's the short session, where lawmakers make adjustments to the budget and tie up loose ends from...
The trustees of East Carolina University just closed on a new house for their chancellor — an 8,400-square-foot compound in Greenville. It's got 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, according to real estate listings, and backs up to the Greenville Country Club...
North Carolina Democrats are focusing the hardest on the state's suburbs in their quest to break the Republican veto-proof majority in the General Assembly. But any scenario in which the Dems wield any real power statewide requires them to make inroads...