Currituck County

Comprising the northeastern corner of North Carolina, Currituck County is bounded by Virginia to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Currituck is the easternmost of the Coastal Plain’s five long, narrow “finger counties” located above the Albemarle Sound,...

Cumberland County

Located roughly thirty miles south of the Triangle on North Carolina’s inner Coastal Plain, Cumberland County is the fifth most populous in the state, with 329,653 residents as of July 2018. Cumberland’s county seat, Fayetteville, is the sixth largest city in North...

Craven County

Craven County is a large, populous county located on North Carolina’s eastern Coastal Plain. Craven is bisected by the prominent Neuse River, which flows southeast through the county and empties directly into the Pamlico Sound. The county’s seat and largest...

Former Republican Governors Oppose Power Grab

Republicans have continued their systematic tirade against the governor in the waning days of this legislative session, but they now have unlikely opponents: two former Republican governors. The Charlotte Observer wrote yesterday that a “Far-reaching ballot measure...

Robbing the Governor

The devil is in the details. We continue seeing the truth of this statement as news trickles out of Raleigh this week. The latest Republican stunt: stripping the governor of his appointment powers. Taken individually, the bills that this legislature passed to...

Columbus County

Columbus County is a predominantly rural county on North Carolina’s southeastern Coastal Plain. The third largest county in the state by land area, Columbus borders South Carolina and is located only eight miles away from the Atlantic coast. The county’s geography...

Cleveland County

Less 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 of...

A sad and terrible anniversary

RFK became an opponent of the Vietnam conflict, a quagmire that his brother deepened and Bobby once supported as attorney general. And as a presidential candidate in 1968, he forged a coalition comprised of people of color and many working-class whites infused with hope and possibility.

Clay County

Clay 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...

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