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Veteran Capitol Reporter Moves To State Board of Elections

September 27, 2016
The State Board of Elections named Patrick Gannon as its new spokesperson. “Pat’s reputation for fair and impartial reporting over a long career make him an ideal spokesperson for our agency during an important time in elections,” State Board of Elections executive director Kim…
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Clinton Outspending Trump Nearly 10 to 1 For Television Ads In North Carolina

September 27, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is heavily outspending Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in data compiled for WRAL News by Kantar Media. Clinton has used an estimated $9.3 million to put 22,840 television ads on the air since June. Trump has spent $1.7 million on 3,674…
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Corning Optical To Launch $83 Million, 205 Job Expansion In Triad

September 27, 2016
Corning Optical Communications LLC will expand operations at its North Carolina facilities in Hickory and Winston-Salem. The company plans to add 205 jobs and invest nearly $83.5 million in the state over the next five years. “This expansion will build on the more than 300,000 new jobs added…
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Federal Judge Throws Out Challenge To Law That Allows Magistrates To Refuse To Marry Same Sex Couples

September 21, 2016
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. The judge in Asheville dismissed a lawsuit filed by three couples, two gay and one interracial. The judge ruled that the couples lacked legal…
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NC Students Increase Scores On SAT And Advance Placement Tests

September 27, 2016
North Carolina high school students have bucked a national trend of declining test scores by posting gains on the SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) tests, according to a report released today by The College Board. “Climbing scores on college entry and Advanced Placement standardized tests is…
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