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In a race that could shift the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, Republican Ted Budd defeated Democrat Cheri Beasley in Tuesday's general election, complete but unofficial election returns show.

Election Day proper began early Tuesday when polls opened before sunrise. With midnight nearing, candidates, supporters and politicos gathered at the Crown Complex ballroom on Business I-95 aware of some of the winners and awaiting other races too close to call.

Voters in Fayetteville sent the message Tuesday that they are happy with the way the City Council is structured. The referendum on the Vote Yes Fayetteville initiative failed at the polls, 26,209 to 20,361, according to unofficial returns.

Democrat Ennis Wright will serve another term as Cumberland County sheriff after defeating Republican challenger LaRue Windham in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial …

Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. today and close at 7:30 p.m. as decision time comes in the midterm election. Voters must mark their ballots at their assigned polling place.

Three members of the Cumberland County Board of Education who are seeking reelection are being challenged by five political newcomers. The top three vote-getters will win seats on the …

A 20-year veteran of law enforcement who was fired over what he says were unfounded allegations of wrongdoing says he hopes to bring trust back to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s …

Polling sites busy as early voting ends

There was near gridlock just after noon in the parking lot of the Cliffdale Recreation Center on Saturday. Ten vehicles were lined up waiting to curbside vote, and the closer parking spots around …

Republican incumbent Richard Hudson is being challenged by Democratic state Sen. Ben Clark for the U.S. House District 9 seat. The newly drawn district includes part of Cumberland …

Republican incumbent David Rouzer is being challenged by Democratic state Rep. Charles Graham for the U.S. House District 7 seat. The newly drawn district includes Bladen, Robeson, Columbus, …

One-stop early voting for the Nov. 8 general election ends at 3 p.m. Saturday at eight polling sites across Cumberland County. All voters have a choice of voting by absentee mail-in ballot, voting early or voting in person at their assigned polling site on Election Day,

It’s a simple decision for Fayetteville voters: Vote yes, or vote no. But the implications of that choice go deep and could reshape the makeup of the City Council. A referendum on …

Republican Gloria Carrasco is running against Democratic incumbent Marvin Lucas for the N.C. House 42 seat. The district includes Spring Lake, Fort Bragg and part of Fayetteville.

Republican Susan Chapman and Democrat Frances Jackson are running for the N.C. House District 45 seat. The seat is currently held by John Szoka, who is running for an at-large seat on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

Republican Robby Hicks is challenging Judge Mark Sternlicht, a Democrat, for the N.C. Superior Court judge District 12C, Seat 2. CityView asked the candidates why they are running for a seat on the Superior Court bench. Here are their answers.

Democrat Rosalyn Hood and Republican Jonathan Strange are seeking the N.C. District Court judge District 12 seat 6. CityView asked the candidates why they are running for a seat on the District Court bench. Here are their answers.

Fayetteville residents giving thought to the $97 million in bonds on the Nov. 8 ballot may wish to give a listen to the city manager. Residents will vote in referendums on three bond packages: $60 million for public safety projects; $25 million for public infrastructure; and $12 million for housing opportunities.

With two members of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners departing at the end of this term, the seven-member board will have two new faces. But they will likely be familiar faces to local voters. Four candidates are vying to fill the two at-large seats.

Val Applewhite and Wesley Meredith served together on the Fayetteville City Council for three years beginning in 2007. A dozen years later, they are competing in the Nov. 8 general election for a …

Voters in N.C. House District 43 have a choice between two veteran officeholders in the Nov. 8 general election. Republican Diane Wheatley won the seat in 2020 after six-term incumbent Elmer Floyd was defeated in the Democratic primary. Floyd lost the Democratic nomination to political newcomer Kimberly Hardy in 2020. But in a 2022 rematch, Floyd defeated Hardy in the May primary.

North Carolina voters have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to request a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 8 general election, according to the N.C. Board of Elections. Meanwhile, early one-stop voting will continue at eight polling sites across Cumberland County through Nov. 5, according to the county Board of Elections website, Cumberland County elections website.

Barring any last-minute surprises, political analysts say the U.S. Senate race between Republican Ted Budd and Democrat Cheri Beasley will go down to the wire. The latest polls show Budd with a slight edge, with one within the margin of error,

One-stop early voting for the Nov. 8 elections begins Thursday, Oct. 20, at eight polling sites across Cumberland County. The early voting period will end on Nov. 5.

Deadlines are looming to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 8 election. Voter registration will close for the Nov. 8 election on Friday, Oct. 14, according to the …

The governor was running a bit late. But Roy Cooper was on his way. “He’s three minutes away,” a campaign manager for N.C. Senate 21 candidate Frank McNeill was saying Monday at a political fundraiser on the vast and picturesque horse farm of Jim Van Camp just outside Southern Pines in Moore County.

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