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October 16, 2017

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THE ROBESONIAN: Southside picked for ISD program

Southside-Ashpole Elementary School has been selected for inclusion inNorth Carolina’s Innovative School District.


OUTER BANKS SENTINEL: What’s next after OBX bag ban repeal?

Now that the controversial repeal of the plastic bag ban on the Outer Bankshas officially become law, local officials and organizations are left toconsider what, if anything, they can do to mitigate the effects of itsreversal.

In the Courts

WNCT-NEWS: Partisan gerrymandering arguments in N Carolina map on trial

The redistricting practices of North Carolina Republicans are gettingscrutinized yet again in court, this time in a trial in which federaljudges must decide whether mapmakers can go too far drawing boundaries thatfavor their party.

Municipal Elections

NEWS & OBSERVER: Charles Francis calls for runoff against RaleighMayor Nancy McFarlane

Raleigh voters will be asked to go to the polls for a second time in lessthan a month.

WRAL-NEWS: Raleigh voters greenlight transportation bonds

Get ready for orange construction barrels along some of Raleigh’s busieststreets.

ABC-11 NEWS: Schewel, Ali to meet in runoff to be Durham’s new mayor

For the first time in 16 years, the City of Durham held an election formayor without Bill Bell’s name on the ballot.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Colvin, Robertson advance in Fayetteville mayorrace

Mayor Pro Tem Mitch Colvin received the most votes in Tuesday’s primary forFayetteville mayor, finishing ahead of incumbent Nat Robertson by more than1,700 votes.

WLOS-NEWS: Manheimer advances, Bothwell falls short in Ashevilleprimary

Mayor Esther Manheimer advanced in Tuesday’s primary election, but one citycouncilman’s bid for re-election to Asheville City Council fell short.

October Special Session, Part Two

WNCT-NEWS: North Carolina legislature returning Monday for vetooverride

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are asking lawmakers toreturn to Raleigh this week to consider overriding Democratic Gov. RoyCooper’s veto of a bill that would cancel primaries for 2018 judicialelections.

WRAL-NEWS: Cooper vetoes judicial bill, signs budget corrections bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have canceled nextyear’s judicial primary elections, saying he saw it as a precursor to aRepublican push to appoint judges instead of having the public elect them.