PamsPicks.net was published yesterday, and it's my go-to place for information on every candidate on the November ballot in Watauga County (which includes all the statewide races as well as regional ones for US House and the NC General Assembly). (Not quite full disclosure: I know the researcher reasonably well.)
I'll be borrowing directly from her analyses this week and probably into next week. Yesterday, I published her "take" on the election. Today I begin to share her discussion of the several judge races statewide, which are some of the most crucial contests on our ballot. I've added photographs of the candidates.