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Anesthesiologist to succeed new US Rep. Murphy in NC House

Sep. 24, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An anesthesiologist will replace recently sworn-in U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy in the North Carolina House. The state Republican Party says Pitt County GOP activists on Monday chose Dr. Perrin Jones to serve out the remainder of Murphy's two-year term representing the 9th House District....

North Carolina state Rep. Speciale won't seek reelection

Sep. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A conservative legislator says he won't seek another two-year term in the North Carolina House in 2020. Republican Rep. Michael Speciale of New Bern first joined the House in 2013 after a Marine Corps career and previous unsuccessful bids for the legislature. In a Wednesday release...

House adds 2 GOP members after North Carolina election wins

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed last week in North Carolina special elections became members of the House on Tuesday, including one whose narrow win displayed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party. The swearing-in of Dan Bishop and...

The Latest: GOP's Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep. 11, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has...

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

GOP's Greg Murphy wins North Carolina congressional seat that became vacant by death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones Jr.

Sep. 10, 2019 8:29 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — GOP's Greg Murphy wins North Carolina congressional seat that became vacant by death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones Jr.

NC Congress vacancies soon filled with special elections

Sep. 8, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vacancies in two of North Carolina 13 congressional seats — one caused by a congressman's death and the other by a ballot fraud probe — should be finally filled after results of Tuesday's special elections are tallied. Candidates in the 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts...

Early voting hours added in some counties affected by Dorian

Sep. 7, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early in-person voting for a North Carolina special congressional election next week has been extended for residents of six counties impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The North Carolina State Board of Elections announced Saturday that early voting, including same-day registration, will be...

Dorian's floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

Sep. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one...

Early voting extended in NC Congress races after Dorian

Sep. 6, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early in-person voting for two North Carolina congressional elections next week has been extended in counties that shuttered voting sites this week as Hurricane Dorian brought strong winds and heavy rains. The State Board of Elections said that voting in Cumberland, Scotland, Robeson...