Here's a special weekend edition of the Dome political news roundup:
The Democratic governor's race will begin to take better shape this week. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will file his candidate papers Tuesday and Congressman Bob Etheridge met with his staff today to formulate a game plan for next week. If you missed Saturday's paper, the announced candidates made their first joint appearance in Wake County.
In Charlotte, Jim Morrill sheds light on why three prime downtown hotels weren't among those hosting delegates in last week's announcement and how Charlotte, S.C. is apparently the same as Charlotte, N.C. Also, city officials shared some details about security spending.
On Jones Street, the legislature adjourned until April's mini-session without incident Saturday. And if you didn't see it, the liberal N.C. Policy Watch dug up footage of House Speaker Thom Tillis talking to a crowd of tea partiers outside his second floor office -- the same place where protesters were removed last week.
And columnist Rob Christensen remembers Bill Snider, one of the state's great newsmen.