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The cost of county government in North Carolina

            The John Locke Foundation in Raleigh has put together  a fascinating report on the cost of governing at the local level in The Tar Heel State.  JLF analyst Michael Sanera writes: The economic recession that hit full force in…

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NC Dem legislator cites Karl Marx in opposing repeal of death tax

      North Carolina state legislators are justifiably examining repeal of the state’s inheritance tax — which soaks people who inherit items from their parents or grandparents.  Right now, the tax hits inheritances of $5 million or more.  In 2013, that threshold drops to…

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WHAT economic recovery?

    BarryO and his playmates in the mainstream media are falling all over themselves to sell us on the idea that the economy is in recovery.  Before you get too excited, let’s take a look at the cold, hard facts. Gallup found that job…

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Why social issues are important to GOP success

      The “conventional wisdom” out there is that Republican candidates need to run away from ANY discussion of social issues for fear of alienating the  almighty moderates out there.  Well, research is out there making the case that the Republican Party owes a…

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Announcement of tax dollars for brewery raises new set of questions

      It appears that Pinehurst Village government has jumped head-first into the venture capital game — picking winners and losers by investing tax dollars in certain enterprises seeking to locate in-town.  First, we’re funding a feasibility study for a brand new privately-owned and…

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Owner of The Pilot newspaper showed BarryO the money in 2011

The Charlotte Observer has a pretty neat searchable database on its web site detailing 2011 contributions to presidential candidates by North Carolinians.  One search of that database found “Frank Daniels, Jr.” of Raleigh donated $5,000 to BarryO on June 27, 2011. The database shows Daniels…

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Google, Bob Etheridge & name ID

  Judging from a routine Google search,  Democrat gubernatorial frontrunner Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge’s  PR team has its work cut out for it.   Go  to Google and input “bob etheridge.”  On the first page — the first 14 results — you get 8 items…

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UNC athletics, Rush & the ghost of McCarthyism

  The leftist lynch mob is STILL after  El Rushbo even after he apologized for his choice of words.  This proves it’s not about “civil discourse.”  It’s all about shutting down the most effective obstacle to leftist domination of American society.  In case you’re wondering…

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BarryO and THAT dubious Elon / N&O poll

The N&O newsroom is falling all over its collective self to trumpet a poll it co-sponsored with Elon University that appears to show BarryO’s approval on the upswing here in The Tar Heel State.   The buzz-kill for Barry’s fan club in the N&O newsroom…

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NYC direct flights in the cards for Moore County Airport?

I had an interesting discussion the other day with a local business community mover-and-shaker who is also in-the-know on economic development.  Our subject turned to Moore County’s Airport and the minor controversy surrounding recent government funding of runway renovations. My source tells me that AT…