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Florence a catalyst for bolstering the welfare state?

That appears to be the thesis for a pastor (and fellow Lumberton native) writing for a site called “Progressive Southern Theologians.” I don’t know the writer, Rev. McLeod, but I do know many members of his immediate and extended family. McLeod’s piece is a real eye-opener, illustrating just how tightly…

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Lil’ Josh goes to war against “price-gouging”

Boy, for a guy who complained his budget got cut so much he couldn’t do anything, this little one sure is busy.¬† Think someone is charging too much for their good or service before, during, or after Hurricane Florence? ¬†Never Fear — lil’ Josh Stein, your elfin highly-woke duly elected…

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Drivebys: Hurricane damage fault of Jones St. GOP

You gotta looooooove that “logic”: North Carolina legislators voted in 2012 to ban the use of a report that showed the ocean could rise as much as 39 inches by 2100. Now, with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, and thousands evacuating from the coast, that decision is once…