The race to replace retiring Congresswoman Sue Myrick is attracting a number of prominent candidates from the Charlotte area, Republican and Democrat. Read here.
President Barack Obama unveiled his 2013 federal budget. Here's what's at stake for North Carolina. What do Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson think of the budget, read a statement they made to The Charlotte Observer. The White House is also honoring a Triangle nonprofit leader, Joe Freddoso.
An economic development project is eyeing a site near the controversial Project Soccer location. Caterpillar is the name being mentioned with more state incentives on the line. Read more here.
Columnist Barry Saunders adds to the chorus commenting on Tar Heel basketball fans who booed Gov. Bev Perdue at a January game. Read his take here.