Third-party groups have been airing ads in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race for months. One of the latest is an ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce featuring Mitt Romney:
Now, third-party groups are weighing in on Judicial races. A group calling itself the N.C. Judicial Coalition has released this ad supporting Chief Justice Mark Martin:
Additionally, a group dubbed Justice For All NC is airing this ad supporting NC Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson:
RALEIGH, N.C. – On Friday Governor Pat McCrory will head to northeast North Carolina for stops to talk about his 25 year transportation vision, jobs and the economy, and the importance of the Coast Guard to this area of the state.
“We must continue to make the investments in northeastern North Carolina that will not only connect the region to surrounding economic hubs, but also support the mission of the Coast Guard and enhance our nation’s military readiness,” Governor McCrory said.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The state Division of Coastal Management has issued a request for proposals to provide technical assistance in developing a North Carolina Regional Biological Assessment for sand placement projects on North Carolina beaches. The goal of the project is to achieve a more comprehensive and streamlined permitting process for beach nourishment projects while protecting threatened and endangered species along the coast.
“This project will help us address recent federal actions to designate critical habitat area for threatened and endangered species, such as loggerhead sea turtles, and the implications of those actions on the permitting of beach and inlet management projects,” said Braxton Davis, director of the Division of Coastal Management.
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Just in from the Atlantic Ocean, the 23rd cannon recovered from the
Queen Anne’s Revenge wreck site will be one of the stars of the free Open House at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The 4 foot cannon and other artifacts recovered during the Oct. 6-27 expedition will be displayed. It’s an ideal opportunity for those fascinated by pirates, archaeology and interested in conservation. No registration is required.
by Dr. Terry Stoops
The Annual Report on Teachers Leaving the Profession is a report published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) every fall. It is designed to document general trends in teacher turnover over time, but it does not identify specific factors that led to teachers’ departures. For example, the report does not indicate how many teachers left the profession because they were dissatisfied with compensation, working conditions, tenure, evaluation, testing, and so on.
RALEIGH – The most recent Civitas Poll sheds light on voters’ sentiments leading up to the Nov. 4 elections.
Voters’ views of Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan virtually flipped in the last month. In our September poll, 48 percent viewed her favorably and 42 percent unfavorably. In October, however, her favorability rating had flipped to 40 percent approving, with her unfavorability rating at 49 percent.
As Civitas recently reported on the October poll, in the U.S. Senate race 40 percent picked Republican challenger Thom Tillis, 39 percent Hagan and 5 percent Libertarian Sean Haugh. Fourteen percent were undecided. Asked about their choices without Haugh, Tillis again led Hagan by 1 point, 42 to 41, with 15 percent undecided.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory was in Concord for Alevo Energy’s opening of its new facility today. Alevo Energy, an energy service provider that uses a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the grid delivery system, says it plans to create 2,500 jobs initially and invest $1 billion in the state, with more expected to come over the long term. No state or local incentives were used to help make this project possible.
As Election Day approaches, three polls released Thursday each paint a different picture of where North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race stands:
Elon Poll says Hagan Leads: An Elon University poll says that Hagan “has solidified a 45-41 margin” against Tillis since their poll found the same numbers in early September. Another 6 percent of likely voters plan to support another candidate, while 7 percent remain undecided. Hagan’s strongest support is among women and those likely voters under 30, and she maintains an edge among true independents. The live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 687 likely voters was conducted Oct. 21-25, 2014, and has a margin of error of 3.74 percentage points.