Sen. Bill Cook will not seek another term in N.C. Senate

RALEIGH — Four-term state lawmaker Sen. Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in 2018, as remedial legislative maps have significantly reconfigured his home district. Lawmakers passed the new Senate redistricting plan earlier this week, ahead of a court-ordered mandate to redraw voting districts deemed illegally gerrymandered by a panel of federal judges in Greensboro. Read More …