Q&A: Arthur Griffin talks about why he is returning to county politics

At age 73, the former school board Chair says he will seek an at-large seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.
By Sarafina Wright | September 29, 2021

Redistricting: How it works and what you need to know

Redistricting is a jargon-heavy and technical process. Here are the concepts you need to follow the debates and (likely) lawsuits in North Carolina.
By Jordan Wilkie, Carolina Public Press | September 3, 2021

We need a fair and transparent redistricting process

Local officials must draw voting districts in a way that allows for citizen input.
By Harry Taylor | July 21, 2021

State lawmakers attempt to remove literacy test requirement from NC Constitution, again

Repeal of the amendment was first introduced in 1969.
By Katrina Louis | March 23, 2021

N.C. Democrats elect Bobbie Richardson to lead state party

The retired educator and former state legislator is the first Black woman to hold the title.
By Glenn Burkins | February 28, 2021

LaWana Mayfield will run for at-large seat on City Council

Mayfield, who served four terms on council representing District 3, announced her candidacy on Monday.
By Glenn Burkins | February 8, 2021

NC’s Black voter turnout was up in 2020. What was behind it?

Sixty-eight percent of North Carolina’s Black voters participated in the 2020 general election, according to state data.
By Coleen Harry, WFAE | January 31, 2021

Charlotte residents look for hope and unity in President Biden’s inaugural speech

"I’m just hoping to hear a presentation that’s full of hope, that’s aspirational, but is also honest with the community and the people."
By Michael Falero and Coleen Harry, WFAE | January 20, 2021

NC reacts to DC insurrection: ‘Dark day for this country’

NC political leaders express shock, determination after rioters storm U.S. Capitol to prevent certification of presidential election results.
By Carolina Public Press staff | January 7, 2021

Cheri Beasley inches ahead in race for chief justice of N.C. Supreme Court

As of late Friday, a scant 35 votes separated Beasley from Judge Paul Newby, her Republican challenger
By Glenn Burkins | November 14, 2020