The N.C. House committee charged with drawing new state election maps will start the formal map-drawing process Wednesday morning. Members can work on maps from 9 a.m. to as late as 5 p.m. each weekday until the process is complete.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has safeguards for voting by mail that other states lack. But the state also must anticipate explosive growth in mail voting, potential delays with the postal service, and a system designed for a much lower volume of mail-in ballots.

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.