When the Democratic Party's national convention opens this week, President Barack Obama's target audience won't be in the crowd. It will be the small sliver of undecided voters in battleground states who will be critical to the outcome of what the polls show is a tight race with two months to go.
Thousands of protesters are expected to march through Uptown Charlotte ahead of the Democratic National Convention to call attention to what they say is a corporate takeover of the nation's political process.
Lawyers for Republican governor candidate Pat McCrory have asked a North Carolina judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group seeking to have an ad critical of the former Charlotte mayor declared true and constitutionally protected.
Ann Romney is sharing with her fellow Republicans and the nation the family side of the man she met at a high school dance more than four decades ago. She says she wants to talk from the heart about her husband, Mitt Romney.
The State Employees Association of North Carolina's political committee isn't endorsing anyone in the race for governor, a boost for Republican Pat McCrory after the group endorsed his Democratic rival four years ago.
Congressman Ron Paul is lashing out at Republican efforts to marginalize his supporters at the upcoming party convention, telling a counter rally to stand firm because, in his words, "we will become the tent eventually."
James Taylor and other North Carolina home-grown talent will be on stage on the evening that President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for re-election at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.