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In spite of a slow Election Day, candidates rove the polls to drum up last-minute support

An election worker hands a curbside voter the classic "I voted" sticker at the Cape Fear Community College precinct. (Port City...
City Council approved changes to the city's policy regarding paid time off if the city closes due to natural disasters (Port City Daily photo / File)

Voter Guide 2021: Wilmington City Council and mayoral candidates

Municipal elections are underway with early voting, with election day drawing near on Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Port City Daily/File)

Saffo banked big in summertime fundraising, so did a few council candidates

Donors from the development and business worlds boosted Mayor Bill Saffo's campaign this summer. He has far outperformed his challenger Harper...

Harper Peterson talks why he wants his old job back after 20 years

Former state senator and one-time mayor of Wilmington Harper Peterson is running for his mayoral spot back, 20 years later. (Port...
State Senator Michael Lee is running for his second full term after being appointed in 2014 and winning elections in 2014 and 2016. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy North Carolina General Assembly)

State Senate shakeup: Lee ahead of Peterson in an inverse of 2018

As of Tuesday night, ahead of mail-in ballots being fully counted, Senator Harper Peterson trailed Michael Lee by 1,468 votes. Peterson...
In a race that came down to less than 40 votes, Democrat Harper Peterson was ahead of Republican Michael Lee when all New Hanover County precincts had reported in. (Port City Daily photo / File)

State of the race: Tracking last-minute developments in the District 9 contest

Since July the NC Democratic Senate Caucus has given Senator Harper Peterson's campaign $734,000, while the NC Senate Majority Fund gave...

2020 Election: Senator Harper Peterson (D) seeks re-election in District 9 [Free read]

Senator Harper Peterson is running to serve a second term in N.C. Senate District 9. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy N.C. General...
In a race that came down to less than 40 votes, Democrat Harper Peterson was ahead of Republican Michael Lee when all New Hanover County precincts had reported in. (Port City Daily photo / File)

With roles reversed, Lee and Peterson face off again for N.C. Senate seat

Senator Harper Peterson waits to address commissioners at the last public hearing held late September ahead of the NHRMC-Novant Health hospital...
The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy NCGA)

Senator Harper Peterson sponsors Save Our Restaurants Act that would allocate $50 million in loans [Free read]

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy NCGA) NORTH CAROLINA --- State Senator Harper...

Update: State Senator Lee responds to ethics complaint, criticizes press, opponent, and former county GOP chair

Update: 3:15 p.m. --- A press release from State Senator Michael Lee presented letters from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and New Hanover County Commission...