There is a statewide primary election on Tuesday. That will be news to tens of thousands of North Carolinians who have been spending their summer paying little attention to big decisions the ballot tally will make final on Tuesday. The voting will help determine the candidates on November’s ballot for five of North Carolina’s most important public positions. Read more here and check out the voters guide.
More political headlines you may have missed:
--Rob Christensen: Duke Energy seems to have this city politically wired. How else can you explain why North Carolina’s political leadership has gone mute in the face of the Duke-Progress Energy merger blowup? Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue? Nothing. Gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton – next to nothing. Senate leader Phil Berger or House Speaker Thom Tillis? Who, me?