Just when you thought it was over… Gubernatorial recount in Durham County and Election ’17

In the weeks following Nov. 8, Americans all across the U.S. could take solace in the fact that election season was finally over. Unfortunately for North Carolinians, the most tumultuous and divisive election season in recent memory refused to leave The Old North State. Democratic challenger Roy Cooper appeared to have won the governor’s seat […]

K-12 education in N.C. and the elections

Education in the United States is one of the biggest issues that is discussed very little when it comes to this election cycle.  This is especially true for primary education, considering that the presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, had been discussing mostly college education and student debt.  Clinton and Trump both have very […]

Governor’s race hangs in the balance for McCrory in wake of scandals

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has a lot of work to do in the next 28 days if he hopes to keep his job.  Roy Cooper, McCrory’s Democratic competitor, currently has a six-point lead over McCrory in the election, according a Bloomberg Politics poll. One of the things helping Cooper in his campaign is his unwillingness […]

CPP: Outside campaign money raising stakes in NC governor’s race

Shared content from Carolina Public Press. By Michael Gebelein Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory have collectively raised more than $20 million in their race for the governorship of North Carolina, according to campaign finance reports filed this summer. Final reports won’t be filed until just before Election Day in November. Cooper raised more than $5 […]

Women’s Equality Day: How equal is ‘equal’?

Yesterday was the national celebration of Women’s Equality Day and many members of the WCU community are unaware of its existence. When speaking with students and faculty on campus and on social media, people weren’t really sure what to make of the (holi)day. A video from last year published on  WCJ article by Hunter Bryn, Alexandra McQueen […]

What to know for March 15 primaries

North Carolina primary election day is coming fast and here are the races you should be aware of. The Connect NC Public Improvement Bond is very important for the WNC region. If the vote passes this bond will issue $2 billion to fund capital improvement. The PPP poling from March 13 the bond is likely to […]