In the 2008 elections, Alamance County went for McCain, Hagan, McCrory and Pittenger.
However, Alamance voters also chose Democrat Tony Foriest for a second term in the NC state Senate.
Why is this notable? Foriest is an African-American Democrat who won a non-minority legislative district.
This isn't the first time this has happened in recent NC legislative elections, but it is notable that the NC GOP targeted Senator Foriest and this district, but Foriest still outpolled Obama, Perdue and Dalton in growing Alamance County.
It should be noted that both Alamance and Caswell counties comprise the 24th Senate district.
As we watch the first racial minority sworn in as President, let's not forget that there are significant local advances being made, and sustained, right here in North Carolina.