Party Politics in Local Government

Party Politics in Local Government

ShareWhen we discuss “red states” and “blue states” – or, in North Carolina politics, “red counties and “blue counties” – we often consider only the results of the most recent presidential, congressional, or gubernatorial elections. However, local elections can...
Cleveland County

Cleveland County

ShareLess than twenty miles west of Charlotte, Cleveland County is located on the outskirts of the Charlotte metropolitan area in North Carolina’s western Piedmont. The county borders South Carolina and encompasses part of the state’s Foothills region, a distinct area...
Clay County

Clay County

ShareClay County is a small, rural county located near North Carolina’s western tip in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The county borders Georgia and is separated from Tennessee only by the neighboring Cherokee County, from which Clay was formed in 1861. The...
Chowan County

Chowan County

ShareThe smallest county in North Carolina by land area, Chowan County is the innermost of the five long, narrow “finger counties” located north of the Albemarle Sound on the state’s northeastern Coastal Plain. Chowan has a rich history – it was formed as Shaftesbury...
Cherokee County

Cherokee County

ShareNestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains on the borders with Tennessee and Georgia, Cherokee County is the westernmost county in North Carolina. The county was formed in 1839 and named for the Cherokee tribe, a large portion of which had then recently been...
Chatham County

Chatham County

ShareLocated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Chatham County is considered by most measures to contain the geographic center of the state. With the Durham-Chapel Hill area directly to its north and the Raleigh-Cary area directly to its east, the county is an...

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