Kyle Hayes, Bobby Kilgore and Lynn Keziah vie for mayor's job.
The field for Monroe mayor became more crowded Friday, when Council member Lynn Keziah filed to be the third candidate running for the office.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Tuesday morning.
Local leaders oppose two similar bills in the N.C. General Assembly to reduce early voting programs.
North Carolina will have a new and very different Lt. Governor come January. Dan Forest is an extremely conservative Republican from Raleigh who, though the son of a congresswoman, has never before served in elected office. An architect by training, Forest defeated Democrat Linda Coleman by a razor-thin margin in a race that wasn’t officially settled until more than a week after Election Day.
The trailing Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor said Monday she won’t seek a statewide recount, admitting that a new tally was unlikely to make up the nearly 6,900 votes she needs. And it would cost North Carolina’s 100 counties at least $1.5 million to recount.