With two special elections in North Carolina this year, Republicans have a chance to send to Congress some company for West Virginia Rep. Carol Miller, the only female GOP lawmaker in the House freshman class. The number of Republican women in the chamber is at a new low with just 13 in the 116th Congress, down from 23 the previous session. About 100 GOP women ran for the House in the 2018 cycle, but many of them struggled to get through primaries. North Carolina could help Republicans increase those numbers, especially if they nominate a woman in the 3rd District that’s likely to remain in GOP hands. (The state currently has two women in its 15-member delegation, including GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx.) But it’s not that simple, especially for a party that historically hasn’t supported prioritizing identity over ideology. The two special election primaries have drawn wide interest from local … [Read more...] about House GOP is down to 13 women. Will North Carolina special elections boost their ranks?
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U.S. Winter Storm Diego walloped parts of the South this weekend, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Many schools in the region were expected to cancel classes on Monday due to the severe weather. North Carolina declared a state of emergency over the weekend in preparation for the storm. In at least one part of the state, Diego dumped 18.5 inches of snow, according to The Weather Channel. “This is a snowstorm, not a snowfall,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “It’s serious.” The following schools were expected to be closed on Monday, according to WRAL-TV: Adamance Burlington Schools, Carolina Career College, Carter Community School, Caswell County Schools, Central Park School/Durham, Chapel Hill/Car Schools, Chatham Charter School, Chatham County Schools, Crosscheck Charter School, Durham Public Schools, East Wake Academy, Edgecombe County Schools, Endeavor … [Read more...] about Schools Closed By Southern Snow Storm: Will North Carolina, Virginia, Others Cancel Classes Amid Winter Storm Diego?
U.S. The snowstorm forecast is intensifying for North Carolina, including Asheville and areas to the East of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and predictions now call for many areas of the region to get hammered by up to a foot or more of snow. Some areas could approach two feet of snow, according to the latest forecast, and even Charlotte faces a winter storm warning with "heavy mixed precipitation" expected. The National Weather Service’s latest forecast update for North Carolina and approaching winter storm Diego is for “widespread 12 to 20 inch totals” of snowfall along and east of the Blue Ridge Parkway beginning Saturday and continuing through Monday morning. Parts of the Charlotte area, including the I-85 corridor, could “see 4 to 6 inches of snow and sleet accumulation” with winds gusting “as high as 35 mph at times,” according to the National Weather Service. When Will Charlotte, NC snow, ice begin? Snowfall and ice in Charlotte are expected … [Read more...] about How Much Snow Is Expected, Will North Carolina Get? Asheville, Appalachians To Get ‘Hit Like a Hammer’; Charlotte, I-85 At Risk
Tyler Cleveland Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 9:06 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 OMAHA, Neb. — Mississippi State couldn't be in a much better position headed into its third game at the 2018 College World Series. In lieu of late-game heroics, the Bulldogs pounded North Carolina 12-2 Tuesday behind a monster day at the plate from freshman Jordan Westburg and a solid pitching performance by junior Konnor Pilkington. Now, Mississippi State (39-27) can win a national championship by winning its next three games. Whoever comes out of the losers' bracket — whether it's this same North Carolina team or the Oregon State Beavers — will have to beat the Bulldogs twice to keep them out of the best-of-three championship series. If it looked like the Bulldogs are enjoying the moment, it's because they are. Two days after winning an intensely tight, one-run game against Washington, the Bulldogs played comfortable and loose Tuesday. Freshman Jordan … [Read more...] about MSU pounds North Carolina 12-2 to remain in winners’ bracket at College World Series
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Wines June 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — The last time Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature enacted a law making it harder for some of the state’s residents to vote, a federal court said the statute targeted African-American voters “with almost surgical precision,” and threw it out. That was last year. Now the legislators are back with a new set of election proposals, and an unconventional plan to make them stick. Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, Republican senators unveiled legislation that would eliminate the final Saturday of early voting in state elections, a day that typically draws a large share of black voters to the polls. That followed a Republican proposal last week to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would require all voters to display a … [Read more...] about North Carolina Republicans Are Back With a New Plan for Strict Voter Laws