Steve Harrison / WFAE

In the race for state Senate District 41, Republican incumbent Jeff Tarte and Democrat Natasha Marcus are trying to out-do each other’s opposition to the Interstate 77 toll lanes.


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed two bills into law Wednesday to provide relief for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Steve Harrison / WFAE

Updated: 3:45 p.m.

The Republican National Committee announced Monday that its nominating convention in Charlotte will be held Aug. 24-27.

Trump Orders FBI To Open Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 28, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Updated 5:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump is directing the FBI to launch a supplemental investigation into his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting Friday morning ahead of a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court. The vote is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

The Charlotte City Council will vote on switching to four-year terms. The council's budget committee agreed to send the issue to the full council.
Steve Harrison / WFAE

Frustrated by the demands of running for re-election every two years,  Charlotte City Council members are considering switching to four-year terms.

Democratic candidates for the North Carolina House and Senate speak at a fundraiser at Free Range Brewing in NoDa.
Steve Harrison / WFAE

If North Carolina Democrats win either four state House seats or six Senate seats, they break the Republicans “super majority” in the General Assembly.

Republican Andy Dulin said Tuesday he will skip next week's televised forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters. He said the group sides with Democrats.
Steve Harrison / WFAE

Updated: 11 a.m.

Some local Republican candidates will skip upcoming forums co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, saying the organization is biased against the GOP.

Wikimedia Commons

The North Carolina Board of Elections 9-0 vote last week to fight a wide-ranging subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department was a rare moment of bipartisanship in the state, with Republicans saying the federal government overreached in an apparent effort to fight voter fraud.

NC Elections Board Votes To 'Quash' Fed Subpoena

Sep 7, 2018
vote here sign
Erik (HASH) Hersman / Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The North Carolina Board of Elections voted 9-0 Friday morning to "quash" a broad subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department, which was seeking millions of records and ballots from past elections.