Under the Dome Blog

  • Legislative committee approves proposed law to regulate drones in NC

    Posted by Patrick Gannon on April 23, 2014

    An interim committee of the NC General Assembly has approved proposed regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft in North Carolina after debating a number of privacy and constitutional concerns. The draft legislation will likely be heard by the full legislature when it reconvenes in May.

    UPDATED: Proposed legislation regulating drone use in North Carolina would open the door for use of the unmanned aircraft by government agencies and for commercial flights once the Federal Aviation Administration allows them.


  • Aiken launches first ad; Crisco’s latest attacks Aiken record

    Posted by Mary Cornatzer on April 23, 2014

    Dueling campaign ads were launched Tuesday in the 2nd District Congressional Democratic primary. Clay Aiken’s first ad buy spotlights his foundation’s work with children with autism while Keith Crisco’s questions Aiken’s public service record.


  • Will Mark Harris be more aggressive in second Senate debate?

    Posted by John Frank and Katie Reilly on April 23, 2014

    So why wasn’t Mark Harris more aggressive in the Senate debate? Harris said the format was an issue with the one-minute limit on answers. Later, he commented on Thom Tillis’ office scandal.


  • Morning Memo: Senate debate moves to round 2

    Posted by John Frank and Katie Reilly on April 23, 2014

    Round 1 ended without a major moment. Round 2 starts today. The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate will trade words again Wednesday in a Raleigh television studio and more is needed from Thom Tillis’ rivals if they expected to upset the current status where the House speaker sits atop the pile of eight candidates.


  • WRAL adds second Senate debate, but it won't feature top candidates

    Posted by John Frank on April 22, 2014

    WRAL has added a fourth debate to the U.S. Senate campaign calendar this week - and the second for the station - though it won't feature the top candidates in the race. The debate, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday for broadcast on Saturday, will include Ted Alexander, Alex Bradshaw, Edward Kryn and Jim Snyder.


  • Republican lawmaker authors new letter criticizing Tillis

    Posted by Katie Reilly on April 22, 2014

    Rep. Robert Brawley, a Republican from Mooresville, is raising concerns once again about Thom Tillis' ethics, saying hard questions need to be asked about his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.


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