Category: NC legislature

THAT dripping noise over on Jones Street

    It’s remarkable how The N&O and its comrades on The Left have such a high regard for legislative ethics  — when the Republicans are in the majority.  The drip-drip-drip of ethics questions appears to center mostly on Republican legislators…

John Marcum for NC Senate

  Surprahz! Surprahz! Surprahz! — Private Gomer Pyle, USMC I’ll have to admit that NOT many people saw this coming.  I think it must have been a spur-of-the-moment thing for John.  The only political web site out there for him…

NC’s I-95 tolls to hit MORE than just drivers

          Legislators and bureaucrats in Raleigh are blowing through funds like a drunken sailor on an extended shore leave.  Instead of tightening their belts and trying to control costs, the powers-that-be have found yet another way…

NCGOP: Merely a new set of money-changers in the temple?

  GOP leaders took power on Jones Street in 2010 with promises of “no more business as usual.” They were propelled into power by an angry Tea Party and frustrated citizenry eager for dramatic change in Raleigh.   Here we…

TimmyWatch: Lea for NC Senate?

Moore County political insiders tell me to not be surprised  if retiring Moore County Commissioner Tim Lea files at the last minute for the NC Senate seat held by Republican Jerry Tillman of Randolph County.  If Lea files, he would…

A lesson from Hoke County’s NUGGET-gate ?

Outrage and disbelief erupted nationally last week over reports that government inspectors have been inspecting pre-schooler lunches.  West Hoke Elementary School –with such poor academic performance that teachers are being bussed in for special after-school tutoring sessions — made national…

Two new players in L’affaire LaRoque?

    It appears that state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) will have a political fight to complement his current legal fight.  The NC Free Enterprise Foundation (NCFEF)  is reporting that the beleaguered legislator will be facing Goldsboro realtor John Bell…