Gov. Bev Perdue's exit from the governor's race altered the North Carolina political landscape. Here's the complete coverage:
Perdue's decision shocked many -- but it came after a days of personal soul searching and the reality of the political math. Read more here.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton doesn't waste time. He enters the race. How many other Democrats will do the same? Read more here.
Also, if Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx enters the race he would face former mayor Pat McCrory, the likely GOP nominee. Read here.
Opponents of the marriage amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions see renewed hope as Democrats now have a reason to go to the polls in May. Read here.
It as a typical week for Perdue until Thursday and she gave no hint of her thinking. Read more here.
Perdue's legacy starts to take shape as she battled from the state. Read here.