Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

A record number of North Carolinians have already cast their ballots. This week's NC SPIN examines why so many have voted and how the final days of the ellection are shaping up. We also take an indepth loook at the legislative races that might determine whether Republicans or Democrats control our House and Senate. Joining our panel this week are Anna Beavon Gravely, Executive Director of NC Free; Dennis Wicker, former Lieutenant Governor; John Hood, syndicated columnist and author; and Chris Fitzsimon, Director States Newsroom. Be sure to watch this informative NC SPIN edition at 7:30 p.m. Friday night and 12:30 p.m. Sunday on UNC-TV. You can also watch on the North Carolina Channel Friday night at 10 p.m., Satuday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. And you can stream NC SPIN at your leisure (Friday after 5) from our website Thank you for watching NC SPIN.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Towns in trouble

Many of our small towns are in financial trouble and while government relief will help, options are not attractive for many. Read More

12:41 p.m. Thursday

North Carolina leads in jobs lost

While it is possible that Governor Cooper's tighter regulations on bars, restaurants, public venues, and educational settings have reduced viral transmission enough to explain some of the difference in COVID death rates, there are clearly other variables at work.    Read More

by John Hood   |   12:38 p.m. Thursday

They have no plan

North Carolina conservatives flail about the way Roy Cooper has handled the COVID crisis and bash him for the slow economic recovery. But they offer no suggestions for containing the virus and keeping people safe.    Read More

by Thomas Mills   |   12:35 p.m. Thursday

Do away with debates

What’s the benefit of thrusting candidates into gladiator-like, high-stakes, high-anxiety, do-or-die duels under the white-hot spotlight of national TV?    Read More

by Gary Pearce   |   October 15, 2020