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Cooper, Forest will need primary wins before expected showdown

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s Democratic governor will have to defend his seat against the highest ranking Republican official elected statewide in this fall’s general ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

In lieutenant governor run, Greg Gebhardt says he’s ‘an average kid’

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Republican Greg Gebhardt is running for lieutenant governor on a platform focused on veterans, voter ID and vocational trades. ... Read more

1 day ago by Liz Moomey.

Supporters continue push for addition of Sunday early voting

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Advocates for Sunday early voting during the general election packed the Rowan County elections board room again Tuesday. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Liz Moomey.

Political notebook: Legislators say they want to be proactive with job growth

During the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast last week, State Sen. Carl Ford, R-33, Reps. Harry Warren, R-76, and Wayne Sasser, R-67, say ... Read more

4 days ago by Liz Moomey.

Candidates discuss rural internet needs at Woodleaf forum

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com WOODLEAF — Malvia Houpe has a daughter with health issues who requires a device to monitor her heart, but she worries ... Read more

5 days ago by Shavonne Walker.

Ellis, Hoy campaign for increased education funding in Senate race

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Education is one of the top issues for the two Democrats running for N.C. Senate District 33. Tarsha Ellis, ... Read more

5 days ago by Liz Moomey.

Commissioner candidates talk future of space at West End Plaza

SALISBURY — With race for Rowan County commissioner underway, one ongoing issue includes what to do with the vacant space at West End Plaza. Former ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

McConnell-linked group funding ads to help North Carolina Democrat

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

State senate candidates square off on economic concerns, health care

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Democratic candidates for the District 33 state Senate seat fielded questions Thursday about how they would improve Rowan and ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Legislators: County’s priority projects ‘out the door’ with Medicaid expansion

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce presented its priority projects to state legislators Thursday morning at Trinity Oaks, but ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Democrats running for state Senate talk legislature’s role in Confederate monuments

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In the Democratic primary for N.C. Senate District 33, one candidate wants to start over with a law that ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Elections board to consider adding Sunday early voting

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections meeting room was filled Tuesday afternoon with a question for members: Would they ... Read more

1 week ago by Liz Moomey.

Cabarrus County Rep. Linda Johnson dies

KANNAPOLIS — Longtime state Rep. Linda Johnson, a Republican from Kannapolis, died Tuesday. Her legislative assistant Rhonda Todd wrote on the website caringbridge.org that Johnson ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Political notebook: State Senate Democratic candidates to debate Thursday

N.C. Senate District 33 candidates Tarsha Ellis and Geoffrey Hoy will participate in a forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Oaks. The forum is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Record of improvements vs new skills: County commissioner candidates discuss vision, ideas for county

SALISBURY — Incumbent Republican candidates for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners are focusing on their record of improvements since 2012, while their lone challenger ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Early voters weigh in on their top priorities as primary election begins

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With rain coming down Thursday on the first day of early voting for the primary, an estimated 323 people ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Democrat Hoy campaigns under hope, opportunity for state senate seat

By Liz Moomey  liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Democratic Party Chair Geoffrey Hoy is taking a new direction in politics: running for N.C. Senate District ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

‘Stand for the people’: Newcomer Tarsha Ellis runs as Democratic state senate candidate

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Tarsha Ellis got her passion for politics at a young age. Her mother, Willie Mae Burnon Ellis, had that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Lt. Gov. Forest tells Rowan County gathering law enforcement is top priority

By Liz Moomey liz.moomey@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, a Republican candidate for governor, had a message for law enforcement at a Tuesday town ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire primary

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE and HUNTER WOODALL Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political notebook: Early voting begins Thursday

One-stop early voting begins Thursday for the primary election. Races on the ballot range from president of the United States to county commissioner. A $45 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Six Democrat lieutenant governor candidates debate issues, position’s role

KANNAPOLIS — In a crowded lieutenant governor race, Democratic candidates shared their platforms Sunday during a debate hosted by the Cabarrus County Democratic Party. Moderator ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Trump airs impeachment gripes while pushing economic agenda

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump came to North Carolina on Friday to showcase a new economic revitalization program, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Voters say education investment, safety key issues for 2020 commissioners race

SALISBURY — With the Rowan County Board of Commissioners Republican primary less than a month away, local voters seem to agree that big issues for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Friday is last day to change party affiliation for March primary

SALISBURY — The last day for voters to change their voter affiliation is Friday. In the primary election, unaffiliated voters can choose a Democratic, Republican ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

County commissioner candidates discuss education, safety and unity at forum

SALISBURY — Candidates for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners carried messages of uniting the county on an investment in education, safety and a bright ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political notebook: Former NC governors make 2020 predictions

Former Govs. Jim Martin, Jim Hunt and Pat McCrory on Wednesday looked back on the state’s changes and made predictions about 2020 at NC Priorities, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Liz Moomey.

Commissioners set to approve settlement involving Archer Ridge subdivision boundary dispute

SALISBURY — Rowan County commissioners will meet Monday and potentially approve an agreement reached regarding which county the Archer Ridge subdivision is in. Construction company ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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