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Curtain falls on governor’s race drama

It took four weeks and an inordinate amount of fussing and fuming, but it appears the identity of our new governor is settled. It’s the same guy who emerged the winner on election night: Attorney General Roy Cooper. It took Gov. Pat McCrory …

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Cooper faces a pivotal choice

RALEIGH — In what direction will North Carolina go under a Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper, and a Republican General Assembly? There are three possibilities. The least likely scenario — but the one that progressives in North …

Like Helms, Trump rode populist streak

At first glance, the late Sen. Jesse Helms and President-elect Donald Trump could not be more different. Helms, who represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate from 1973 until 2003, was as plain as brown shoes, married to the same woman his …