Rockingham County

Conservative activist remains on ballot for a seat in N.C. House of Representatives for now

The Rockingham County Board of Elections voted three to two Wednesday to keep conservative activist Joseph Gibson III on the primary ballot running for a North Carolina State House seat. This comes after his candidacy was challenged by the county Republican Party chair, alleging that he wasn’t able to run for office due to past felony charges in another state.

Rockingham County officials paved the way for casino development before public was aware

North Carolina Republican lawmakers gave up on their efforts to legalize more casinos in the state this week. Sen. Phil Berger was one of the leading advocates for this, which would have brought a casino to his home county of Rockingham. But months before this plan was public knowledge, county officials began quietly setting the stage for casino development.