With Tuesday's election, a new slate of officials will serve on everything from local conservation districts to the N.C. General Assembly. Here, a collection of the best in local, regional, statewide and national reporting about the election, including countywide and national results. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Carolina Public Press is expanding our “Regional Buzz” section today — normally found to the right — to bring you a curated digest and direct links to some of the best local, regional, statewide and national reporting on Tuesday’s election.

Found something we missed? Send us the link and we’ll include it. And if you haven’t seen our Special Report coverage on Election 2012, you can view the section here.

National news

Obama election speech: President makes 2012 victory address (full video and transcript) (Associated Press, via The Huffington Post)

National election results map, also by state and county (New York Times)

Election results map (Huffington Post)

Romney looks to future without political office in sights (Boston Globe)

Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching must now begin (Politico.com)

Women in Senate: 2012 election ushers in historic number of female senators (Huffington Post)

Statewide news

Governor: McCrory becomes first Republican to win governor’s race in 20 years (News & Observer)

North Carolina election results (New York Times)

In NC: A good night for Republicans (WRAL.com)

4.5 million cast ballots in North Carolina (Charlotte Observer)

From across Western North Carolina

Election results: Asheville and Buncombe, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey counties  (WLOS.com)

Meadows brings NC’s 11th District to GOP side (Times-News)

Hayden Rogers’ statement on 11th Congressional District results (Mountain Xpress)

Statement from McHenry on his win over Keever (Mountain Xpress)

N.C. Republicans say GOP control good for WNC (Times-News)

Economy, jobs, social issues drive local voters; Buncombe turnout hits 67%, the highest participation since the 1992 election (Citizen-Times – subscription required)

Davis, Queen, Presnell head to Raleigh (The Mountaineer)

Whitmire Heading To State House (Transylvania Times – subscription required)

Chappell, Hawkins, Lemel get Transylvania County vote (Transylvania Times – subscription required)

GOP to control Buncombe commissioners. Democrat Gantt re-elected chairman; Republicans win 2 of 3 districts (Citizen-Times – subscription required)

State races: Gillespie wins House seat, Hise wins Senate seat (McDowell News)

A day for GOP incumbents: Foxx Crushes Motsinger, Soucek Destroys Carter and Jordan Squeaks Through (High Country Press)

Republicans Dominate in Avery: 75 Percent for Romney; Hicks, Griffith and Poteat Win County Commission (High Country Press)

Candidates win on thin margins (Watauga Democrat)

Special Report

Visit ELECTION 2012 for Carolina Public Press’ election coverage.

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