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For Republican leaders, perhaps the biggest nightmare scenario in the presidential race is not Donald Trump winning their party’s nomination, but him losing, and then running in the general election—and siphoning off Republican votes—as an independent. To prevent that in the Carolinas, GOP leaders could look to election laws known as “sore loser” provisions.


It’s not surprising the new chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party is attacking Hillary Clinton on Twitter. What is surprising are his efforts to link Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan.

Cleanup Continues After Friday Storm And Flooding

Jun 30, 2013
sunken pavement on Gilead Road, Huntersville
David Boraks/

Road and utility workers across the region are still cleaning up after Friday night’s storm, which included high winds and some of the heaviest rain in recent memory. Up to seven inches of rain fell over a couple of hours in parts of the Charlotte area, flooding streams and even washing out roads in some places. In Lincoln County, northwest of Charlotte, the main road into one neighborhood washed away, stranding about 30 families. Gilead Road, which runs east-west through Huntersville, remains closed near Ervin Cook Road after one lane over a small stream sunk about a foot. At the height of the storm Friday many roads were blocked by trees or flooding that stranded cars.  And there’s more rain ahead, straight through to Independence Day.