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Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

With the results of the March 5 primary confirmed after a recount last week, the candidates for the November race for three Cumberland County Board of Commissioners seats are finally set.

After seven hours of recounting ballots, county Board of Elections workers confirmed Thursday Democratic Cumberland County Board of Commissioners candidate Ronald Pittman’s loss in the March 5 primary.

Cumberland County will recount votes on Thursday in the Democratic primary for the Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 election, the county Board of Elections announced on Monday.

In this year’s Democratic primary race for the three Dist. 2 seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, candidate Ronald Pittman requested a recount.

Fayetteville lawyer Dave Boliek to seek runoff in GOP primary for N.C. auditor

Long-time Fayetteville attorney Dave Boliek said on Wednesday he will call for a runoff primary against fellow Republican Jack Clark in the GOP election for the state auditor.

Election day is over, but Cumberland's primary election isn’t

The balloting in the 2024 primary ended at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but the election results are not yet final.

Independent Etchison expects to be on 9th Congressional District ballot

One of two independent candidates actively petitioning to get on the November general election ballots in Fayetteville and Cumberland County says she succeeded, while the other says he came up short.

Real estate agent Henry Tyson came out on top in the Republican primary for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, uncertified election results show.

Aragues wins Libertarian primary for N.C. House Dist. 44 

Christina Aragues won the Libertarian primary race for Dist. 44 in the N.C. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, according to uncertified election results. 

Former Sen. Kirk deViere will have a shot at elected office again after emerging as the top vote-getter during Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners race.

Incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson (R-9), of Southern Pines, won easily against challenger Troy Tarazon, a first-time political candidate, in the Republican primary election for North Carolina’s …

Mike Colvin wins Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42

Mike Colvin of Fayetteville has won the Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42, to replace long-time Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Once upon a time, Election Central was the place to be and the place to be seen

There was a time on Election Day, after the polls closed, when politicos couldn’t wait to gather for voting returns, no matter whether it was a primary or general election.

The top three candidates in the county commissioner races will advance to the general election. The top vote-getter in the other races will advance to the general election.

On election day: Photo ID, who has the money, and other things you need to know

Heading into Tuesday’s election day for the 2024 primaries, the Fayetteville area’s candidates for the legislature and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners have been out in force to get on the November general election ballots.

State laws enacted by Republicans and Democrats make it extra hard for North Carolina’s largest group of voters — the independents — to run for office.

Fayetteville radio station 99.7 WIDU scored a bit of a coup this week when Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called in for an interview about his campaign for governor.

Seven Cumberland County Republicans want to make it onto the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and are battling each other in the 2024 GOP primary for the three seats that serve Dist. 2.

The hottest Cumberland County race in the March 5 primary may be the Democratic battle for House Dist. 42, where four candidates are striving for the nomination to replace retiring state Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Come Tuesday, two Republican candidates will face off in the primary for North Carolina’s U.S. House Dist. 9: political newcomer Troy Tarazon and incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson (R-9), who has represented the district since 2013. 

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

Two Libertarian candidates are vying for the one Libertarian spot on the ballot in the Dist. 44 race for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

After the polls close on the final day of the primary season on March 5, four Democratic and seven Republican candidates for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will learn if they’ll make it to the ballot for November’s general election. 

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