Fair voting cards helped win voters in the 2022 midterm election – The News Herald ^ North Carolina

Pundits who focused on struggles between Democrats and Republicans ahead of the election missed the real story — that fairly drawn voting maps increased turnout and voter choices in places like California, Colorado and North Carolina. The inspirational turnout of young people, women and people of color in the midterm elections came about because the … Read more

North Carolina man pleads guilty to conspiracy to launder money for COVID-19 relief loan program – The Coastland Times ^ North Carolina

North Carolina man pleads guilty to conspiracy to launder money for COVID-19 relief loan program Published December 4, 2022 8:33 am A North Carolina man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering related to the fraudulent proceeds of COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) loans on November 8, 2022, according to a Small Business … Read more

opinion | North Carolina’s independent legislature theory could undermine elections ^ North Carolina

Comment on this story comment Granted, the Republicans who control the North Carolina General Assembly do not hide what they intend to do when they draw the boundaries for congressional districts. Politically, the state is one of the most evenly divided in the country, with Republicans, Democrats and Independents each accounting for about a third … Read more

Outer Banks in Northeast NC avoiding major problems beginning in 2022 hurricane season ^ North Carolina

By Sam Walker WOBX; Reprinted with permission While the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be remembered for devastating Florida and Puerto Rico, the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina were spared what turned out to be an average year for tropical cyclone activity. The season, which ended November 30, produced 14 named storms with winds … Read more

What happened to UNC football? ^ North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — A season that looked so promising less than a month ago continued a downward spiral for the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday. For a third straight game, UNC’s offense stuttered, announced redshirt quarterback Drake Maye struggled, and the defense gave up too many big plays as Clemson … Read more