RALEIGH – A special session called Wednesday night by the state legislature included several measures that could limit the power of Governor-elect Roy Cooper before he takes office on Jan. 1.

FOREST CITY — Incumbent US Congressman Republican Patrick McHenry faces opposition from Democrat Andy Millard for the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina on Nov. 8. Early voting in three Rutherford County locations are ongoing until Saturday, Nov. 5.

Editor’s Note: This is the second day to publish our compilation of interviews with candidates seeking local offices.The interviews will continue through Sunday with an overall election story and the sales tax referendum story.

FOREST CITY— In the race for State House District 112, Unaffiliated Ben Edwards and Republican David Rogers are vying for the seat that was formerly held by Republican Mike Hager. Hager resigned in August and Rogers was named as the Republican representative for the race. 

Editor’s Note: Today we begin our compilation of interviews with candidates seeking local office. The interviews will continue through Sunday with an overall election story and the sales tax referendum story.

FOREST CITY— Bryson Smith, a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Garrett White, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, were recently elected to serve on the 2016-2017 Executive Board of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans (NCFCR).

Senior Education Advisor to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Catherine Truitt, left, and Rutherford County Schools Superintendent Janet Mason look at charts regarding digital learning in Rutherford County Schools.