Still up for grabs. First Lady Michelle Obama will make another campaign visit to North Carolina early next week.


Not the only debate in town. You can find a link to a video of the recent debate between candidates for U.S. House District 10, Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry and Democrat Patsy Keever, here.


More debating. The candidates for House District 77, Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan, and Democratic challenger Bill Batterman, earlier this week participated in a candidate forum at Catawba College.


Better things to do. When the Democratic National Convention canceled President Obama’s Sept. 6 acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium, ticket holders were promised that they would get a chance to meet with the nominee sometime before the election. Looks like that’s not going to happen.


Ditto. 11th Congressional District Democratic candidate Hayden Rogers, who has refused to endorse President Obama, attacks his Republican rival Mark Meadows for skipping a candidate forum so he could attend an event with Mitt Romney in Asheville.


Gummint workers chip in. Democrat Linda Coleman, who’s running for lieutenant governor, gets support from the State Employees Association of North Carolina in an ad opposing Republican Dan Forest.