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#ncga: Smearing Mr. Bishop.

State senator Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg)  is one of the nicest, most integrity-laden politicians we know of in contemporary North Carolina politics.  That’s why the hit piece from  the UK Daily Mail — normally a trustworthy conservative news source — threw us for a loop.  A…

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#ncga: Steinburg basketball tourney ONE HOT MESS

Once again, we have mail. We’ve covered state Rep. Bob Steinburg’s venture into sports promotion — funded by Currituck County tax dollars — pretty extensively.  This time we have a series of emails between officials at the Asheville Civic Center and Bob Steinburg, Jr. —…

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A NCGOP surrender on the Supreme Court?

The NCGOP is in real danger of going 0 for 2 in Supreme Court races during the Hayes-Woodhouse era.  (They’re already 0 for 1 in gubernatorial races.) It wasn’t long ago that we were bombarded with ads promoting Justice Paul Newby (R).  Judicial races are…

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$peaker Timmy got paid HOW MUCH ???

Once again, it appears to be GOOD TO BE THE SPEAKER: Seven months after becoming North Carolina House Speaker, powerful Rep. Timothy A. Moore was hired in his native Cleveland County as County Attorney. Moore’s cousin, then-County Commission Chairman Jason Falls, had played a key…

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#ncpol: Something about Nora

She registered to vote for the first time in the waning days of the 2018 filing period.  Dallas & Grandpa devoted time, money and sweat equity to helping her fight a Democrat effort to have her removed from the ballot.  Nora Trotman, we were told,…

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Commercial fishing group OPPOSES hunting / fishing amendment

A group you’d THINK would be very excited about a “freedom to hunt and fish” amendment to the state constitution is showing they are less than thrilled. Here is an email sent to the members of North Carolina Watermen United by their leadership: From:Melba Milak…

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Poll-working can (apparently) be hazardous to your health.

That’s what it looks like down in, of all places, Robeson County: The former chief judge at the early voting site in Fairmont says he was told he was transferred to another polling place for his own safety. Wesley Clark said Thursday he was told…

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#ncga: NC Dems going after ‘Backroom Bobby’

We’ve reported frequently on the Bob Steinburg comedy show in the Outer Banks.  You may have heard about Steinburg’s straight man, Bobby Hanig, the Currituck County commissioner running for the House seat Steinburg is vacating while he runs for the Senate. Well, apparently, the North…

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ANOTHER ONE wants to fight. (*SIGH* *SMH*)

This site is a wee bit opinionated.   We don’t mince words.  We don’t  sugar-coat.  As a result, some folks tend to get upset with us.  Some folks say ugly things in public forums.  Some people challenge us to fights.  Here’s the latest,  um, “love…

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#ncga: Jeff Tarte, down with The Struggle.

We came across a recent episode of a Facebook podcast called “The Millennial Voice.”  It featured state senator Jeff Tarte answering rather vapid questions from a rather bright-eyed, bushy-tailed millennial Charlottean. I had to pause the video and perform multiple eye-rolls and face-palms in response…