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Legislature’s Republicans FOR crack houses????

Yep.  The Fayetteville Observer had a story this morning by the Democrat minority’s chief stenographer Paul Woolverton which would make you believe just that: A state law passed in June has forced Fayetteville to postpone the enforcement of new rules meant to crack down on crime-ridden, dilapidated rental properties. City leaders struggled for three years to develop regulations that would target problem properties while not punishing responsible landlords. After controversy…

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GOP legislator eyeing Kissell challenge in NC-8

  Reports from Washington are that state Rep. Justin Burr (R-Albemarle) — no relation to our state’s senior U.S. Senator — is seriously eyeing  a challenge to two-term 8th district incumbent congressman Larry Kissell (D). The NCGOP is placing a lot of emphasis on this district. The current state chairman, Robin Hayes, represented the district in Congress until 2008, when Larry Kissell and Barack Obama’s street money sent him back home to…

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A good first step toward reforming public education

The Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation has hit on an idea that I have been bouncing around for a while, as well.   JLF’s Terry Stoops is calling for the state to drop certification requirements for teachers in public schools’ virtual classrooms: “Teacher certification requirements are among the most onerous rules enforced by state education agencies,” said Dr. Terry Stoops, JLF Director of Education Studies. “Those requirements have the potential to place…

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Planned Parenthood ENTITLED to NC tax money?

Planned Parenthood has filed suit over the recently passed state budget because it cut out funding by the state of North Carolina for their operations.  Planned Parenthood says in their filing that it is UNFAIR that they are not even getting a crack at our tax dollars. Unbelievable.   Where in the state or U.S. Constitution does it say that Planned Parenthood, or any other person or entity, is entitled…