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Political Notebook: Just say no to politicking during Pungo Strawberry Festival; everybody runs for Congress in N.C.; basket of power

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Gather round, candidates for local offices that are on the ballot this year, and let Notebook tell you a tale of tempted fate and little red plastic hats with stickers on them. A few years ago, U.S.… Continue Reading

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Republican primary first election for Beach’s new paper-ballot system

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Beach residents voting in either of the two state senate primaries on Tuesday will use new machines that digitally scan paper ballots. “You’re going to walk in, and it will be different,” said Donna Patterson, the general… Continue Reading