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By Andrew Dunn Some people in North Carolina Republican circles are already talking about Dan Forest as their nominee for the governorship in 2020. And the two-term lieutenant governor is certainly preparing for the job. The son of former Charlotte mayor...
By Andrew Dunn Though the 2018 elections will dominate the news this year, candidates are already lining up for the North Carolina gubernatorial race two years later. Clearly, Republicans are already planning their return to the Executive Mansion. I broke down...
By Andrew Dunn Even in a so-called "purple" state, politics feel just as polarized in North Carolina as they are nationally. Even a decade ago, candidates seemed to be more moderate — centrist, even. Today, the candidates who make it...
By Andrew Dunn North Carolina's state legislature did a great job when they codified most of our state symbols. The Plott hound traces its roots to a settler of the North Carolina colony in 1750. It deserves to be the state...
By Andrew Dunn When I was growing up, I devoured The News & Observer. I started with the comics, eventually adding the sports section before graduating to reading the whole thing, cover to cover. As I got closer to college, and...