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Apple, $46 million for 50 jobs, and the $1.7M jacuzzi …

          North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory (R) and some legislative Republicans in Raleigh are talking up the idea of reforming the state’s economic development practices.  The landing of an Apple data center for the western…

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thank you to all of our faithful readers who have stuck with us for our first six months.  Stick with us over the holidays, and into the new year.  There’s even more fun in store! Enjoy this time with…

One standard for us, another for the political class

        Congress is now considering cutting off tax deductions for people making MORE than $174,000 per year.  (Want to guess how much a Member of Congress makes per year?)  It’s illegal for me or for you to…

In YOUR dreams, Rob …

      Rob Christensen.  Rob – Rob – Rob.  *Sigh* Please step out of The News & Observer offices a little more.  Your detachment from reality — The Real World — is becoming more apparent with every word you…

Pinehurst 2011: GAME OVER for Ginsey?

Moore County’s thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper endorsed the candidacies of Mark Parson and John Cashion for Pinehurst Village Council this week.  Incumbent mayor Ginsey Fallon, stepping down to run for a council seat this year, was overheard by…

Pinehurst 2011: candidate no-shows turn town hall forum into “The John Marcum Show”

Pinehurst mayoral candidate John Marcum says increasing public input into village decisions is a key point in his platform. “This current group in village government makes their decisions, then provides a limited opportunity for the public to comment,” Marcum said…

Bev Perdue, mistress of the art of budget-busting …

Madame Governor has apparently been reading the polls, which all show her losing to the former GOP mayor of Charlotte (who has yet to even announce his candidacy).  So, she is pulling out the big gun — the weapon of…

Bev Perdue: The JOBS governor ???

Seriously? She likes to call herself THAT? Gov. Bev Perdue, who likes to call herself the jobs governor, will get to talk about jobs some more. She has has been named to the National Governor’s Association’s Economic Development and Commerce…