The Sons of Confederate Veterans say that they come to the N.C. State Fair to educate people about Southern history and heritage, not to promote hatred. They meet people, give out stickers and sell merchandise at the State Fair in Raleigh on Oct. 19, 2017.
Senator John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic". The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made his first public appearance in front of the press during Thursday’s briefing. Kelly emphasized that he’s not frustrated with this job and that he not planning on quitting. “I was brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president,” he said.
Several dozen protesters held small signs demanding the removal of the Confederate 'Silent Sam' statue from the UNC campus as the university held its annual University Day ceremony in Chapel Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. Governor Roy Cooper and UNC Chancellor Carol Folt acknowledged the protesters during their speeches.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He says the action people more competition, more choices and lower premiums. Trump said he still wants Congress repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane talks to her supporters Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, 2017, at Brewery Bhavana in downtown Raleigh. McFarlane and challenger Charles Francis are likely to face off in a November runoff election.
Hear what voters Dorothy Kearney Bass, Barbara Cain and Sharon Chavis say is important about their civic duty, as Raleigh citizens head to the polls to cast ballots for mayor and council seats on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
At the start of a legislative session focused other issues, House Democrats called on Republican counterparts to revisit state gun laws in the aftermath of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. House Democratic leader Darren Jackson of Wake County said "We will meet any time, any where, and waive any legislative rule to start this life-saving and important conversation."