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For Moore County voters …

Here are our thoughts on the races that pretty much just affect the local area.  (You other folks?  We’ll get to you.  Just wait.) NC Senate 25:  Tom McInnis (R) vs. Helen Probst Mills (D).  We’ve heard a lot of nice things personally about Mrs. Mills. She’s a fellow Pinehurstian who is quite active in the community.  Yet, the whole two last names thing gets me thinking of Hillary Rodham…

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#ncga: Lucky to hold on.

I had the opportunity to connect this past weekend with some political players who have been very influential in recent years regarding cash and strategy for North Carolina General Assembly campaigns.  Their overall message? House Republicans are not battling to hold a super-majority.  They’re fighting to keep a majority period. From what I hear, the Senate majority is nowhere near such dire straits. I learned from my sources that poor…

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Rethinking the hunting & fishing amendment

We made some cursory judgements on the proposed constitutional amendments earlier. Our friends at The Beaufort Observer have come along with a piece that has us rethinking  our initial YES vote: […] Had the proposed amendment said “The right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of the State’s heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. The people have a right,…

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#ncga: Bobby Hanig, “your opioid attic friend in spot.”

Maybe it’s some kind of local Outer Banks slang.  (To the rest of us, it sounds like nonsense.)  But THAT is how NC House candidate Bobby Hanig described himself in an email to a colleague on the Currituck County board of commissioners: FYI — the CCA mentioned above is NOT the “coastal conservation” crowd.  (It’s a local citizens group in Currituck County.)  

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#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

The two candidates for this open Outer Banks House seat may be in different parties, but they appear to be singing from the same sheet music: There are some notable similarities between the two candidates seeking to represent N.C. House District 6 in November — Democrat Tess Judge and Republican Bobby Hanig.       Both candidates state their opposition to offshore oil drilling, an issue that stirs passions on the Outer…

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A dingbat apologizes for history.

Leftists are great at apologizing for — and demanding apologies for — stuff that neither we nor they had anything to do with.  Here comes one more giving it the ol’ college try: On the University of North Carolina’s 225th birthday Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt issued a public apology for the university’s connections to slavery and injustice to African Americans.[…] Wrongs?  Are we talking about earlier today or last week?…

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#ncpol: The Amendments

There’s been quite a hullaballoo about the six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Hysterical ads attacking the amendments are popping up all over TV and radio like weeds. We’ve taken a cursory look at them.  Some seem pretty important.  Some, NOT SO.  Here’s our quick take: Voter ID: This is arguably the most important of the bunch.  Voting is one of the most important things we do as…

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#ncga: Both sides claiming lead for Tarte’s Meck senate seat

You know what polls are like.  Everyone’s got one: […Senator Jeff]Tarte’s campaign this week is touting the results of a recent poll that shows him with a 46-43 percent lead. That’s within the 5.7 percent margin of error, but it’s an improvement from previous polls. The survey of 300 likely voters, conducted this past weekend and sponsored by the NC Republican Senate Caucus, also showed a surge in enthusiasm for…

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Anita Earls & “Racial Justice”

The General Assembly passed an atrocity called The Racial Justice Act in 2009. It allowed for a number of inmate death sentences to be thrown out because a defendant “of color” was sentenced to death by a jury that some people thought did not have enough “people of color.”  Thankfully, it was repealed in 2013 before too much damage was done. When lefties talk about “justice”, they don’t mean the…

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#ncga: Pasquotank voter hits Bob Steinburg with TWO ethics complaints

State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan), currently running for state senate, has been quite a frequent target for this site.  From his foul-mouthed voicemail, to his per diem reimbursements, to his indicted top aide, to his sketchy basketball tournament deal with Currituck County, ol’ Bob has made things interesting. Well, it appears a voter in Pasquotank County, which is IN his senate district, has filed two grievances with the state Ethics…