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Elections 2022

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.

Information session on $97M bond initiative draws small crowd

An information session to talk with residents about the three bond packages that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot for Fayetteville residents drew a small crowd Friday. The education and information …

The N.C. Court of Appeals on Friday denied the city of Fayetteville’s appeal of a judge’s order that it schedule a referendum on a plan that would add at-large seats to the City Council.

Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons ruled Thursday that a referendum on the Vote Yes election plan be placed on the November ballot to allow voters to decide if they want to change the way the City Council is structured.

The Vote Yes Fayetteville advocacy group is suing the city and the Cumberland County Board of Elections seeking to have its plan to reshape City Council elections put before voters in a Nov. 8 referendum. The civil lawsuit, which asks for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, was filed Tuesday in Cumberland County Superior Court.

A leading supporter of a plan to add at-large seats on the Fayetteville City Council said Tuesday that his organization is not giving up. A motion to put the Vote Yes Fayetteville initiative before city voters in a November referendum was rejected on a 6-4 vote Monday night at a City Council meeting.

Four new members of the Fayetteville City Council were among those sworn in to office Thursday night. The ceremony was held at Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

The Thursday recount produced the same result. Political newcomer Mario Benavente’s win over incumbent Antonio Jones was verified Thursday in a Cumberland County Board of Elections recount of the vote for the District 3 Fayetteville City Council seat.

Mitch Colvin will place his left hand on his personal Bible on Thursday in taking the oath as Fayetteville’s mayor for a third consecutive term. He describes it as a swearing-in of gratefulness.

Fayetteville City Councilman Antonio Jones has requested a recount in the District 3 election in which political newcomer Mario Benavente leads him by only six votes in the latest tally, an elections official said Monday.

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