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On Tuesday, Republican voters in McDowell made former Commissioner Matthew Crawford, whose name was still on the ballot even though he had resigned, as their No. 1 choice for the County Commission. That means newly appointed Commissioner Brenda Vaughn, who replaced Crawford on the board, wil…

With a very low turnout, voters in McDowell made their choices Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives and an associate justice candidate for the state Supreme Court.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Thom Tillis unseated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, winning a lengthy, expensive race in North Carolina after linking Hagan to President Barack Obama and highlighting his own record of accomplishments while leading the state legislature.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A conservative fiscal group is trying to promote to television viewers and radio listeners the benefits of the tax overhaul law passed by North Carolina Republicans last year.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — On the night state House Speaker Thom Tillis clinched the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, one of his most vocal critics within his own legislative caucus lost his seat.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson survived a primary in which outside conservative groups spent nearly $1 million trying to defeat her.

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis captured the Republican nomination to oppose imperiled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Tuesday night, overcoming anti-establishment rivals by a comfortable margin in the first of a springtime spate of primaries testing the strength of a te…

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Republicans sorted through their choices to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, and Speaker John Boehner sought re-nomination to Congress from Ohio, first in a springtime spate of primaries pitting the GOP establishment against tea party challengers.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters trickled in Tuesday to choose primary candidates for dozens of state and federal offices, including a highly competitive U.S. Senate seat and the state Supreme Court.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters are about to decide who they believe can best challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November: a state politics insider backed by Mitt Romney or first-time candidates more aligned with the tea party and the Christian right.