NC Politics in the News

November 12, 2018

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


WRAL NEWS: Deadline for ‘Silent Sam’ plan pushed back
The University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors said Friday they would push back the deadline for a plan on the future of a controversial Confederate monument at UNC-Chapel Hill.

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC will reduce testing for elementary schools hard hit by Hurricane Florence
North Carolina elementary schools who were hard hit by Hurricane Florence will get some relief from having to give state-required tests while they recover from the effects of the storm.


NATIONAL HOG FARMER: Smithfield to roll out zero-waste-to-landfill at all N.C. facilities
The project will create a recycling facility that processes materials specifically from food production facilities.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Election results: Democrats break supermajority in NC, but fail to flip key US House seats
A “blue wave” didn’t sweep over North Carolina. But voters in the 2018 midterm election delivered new seats to Democrats in Congress and broke the Republican supermajority in the N.C. General Assembly.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: NC election results: Voters pass voter ID requirement, victims’ rights; reject power plays
A new constitutional amendment will require North Carolina voters to show a photo ID before being allowed to cast ballots, but legislators will decide later what will count as valid and what won’t.

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Low-key election draws big voter turnout in North Carolina
It only took an election with no major statewide races and six constitutional amendments to draw an almost-record number of North Carolina voters to the polls.

In the Courts

WFAE: Democrats Pick Up Seats On NC Supreme Court, Appeals Court
Democrat Anita Earls won a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court after besting two Republicans on the ballot.


DURHAM HERALD SUN: How will you get around in the next 30 years? NCDOT wants to know.
How will you (or your children or grandchildren) get to work, run errands or visit friends over the next 30 years? Will you still be driving your own car or truck, or will you switch to buses, trains, bicycles, scooters or some new form of transportation not yet invented?