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North Carolina leaders remain divided about LGBT protections

Nov. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than two years after a law limiting local protections for gay rights in North Carolina was enacted, leaders remain sharply split over whether House Bill 2 was needed and what protections should be afforded to LGBTQ people. A narrow majority of...

Ex-NC Gov. McCrory eyes political comeback with Senate bid

Oct. 30, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — In the rankings of political upsets from November 2016, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's defeat was a distant second. Still, when the Republican best known for signing the transgender bathroom bill narrowly lost at the same time Donald Trump comfortably won the...

Beasley again the top fundraiser in NC US Senate race

Oct. 15, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley was the top third-quarter fundraiser for candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, according to documents filed at Friday’s financial reporting deadline. Beasley’s...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Oct. 11, 2021. Editorial: Don’t Arizona our North Carolina Republican legislators in North Carolina are pushing to inspect voting machines used in Durham County during the 2020 presidential election, in search of the invisible...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

Oct. 11, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” “There’s no reason...

Cary mother, military veteran enters GOP Senate primary

Oct. 05, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Marjorie K. Eastman, a combat veteran, former intelligence officer and mother of one, made her entry into North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday. The Cary resident plans to distinguish herself from the three leading candidates,...

Court: McCrory backers can be sued for defaming 2016 voters

Oct. 05, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some supporters of former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's efforts to contest the 2016 gubernatorial election results can be sued for allegedly defaming four residents who were falsely accused of voting twice, a North Carolina appeals court ruled Tuesday. ...

Opponents target Ted Budd, Trump's choice in GOP Senate race

Oct. 05, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's endorsement has Rep. Ted Budd playing defense in North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, as opponents accuse him of benefiting from a bankruptcy that cost farmers millions and being beholden to a conservative political action committee. ...

Georgia rally marks debut of GOP primary 'Trump ticket'

Sep. 25, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement were on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries were featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't folding...