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THAT dripping noise over on Jones Street

    It’s remarkable how The N&O and its comrades on The Left have such a high regard for legislative ethics  — when the Republicans are in the majority.  The drip-drip-drip of ethics questions appears to center mostly on Republican legislators with close ties to former…

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John Marcum for NC Senate

  Surprahz! Surprahz! Surprahz! — Private Gomer Pyle, USMC I’ll have to admit that NOT many people saw this coming.  I think it must have been a spur-of-the-moment thing for John.  The only political web site out there for him is for his last race…

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Hide your kids. Hide your cameras. HE’S IN! (BOOYAH!)

  Former congressman Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge  made it official today — signing on the dotted line in Raleigh to become the 13th candidate for governor of our fair state.  Remember, just a few months ago, when this race was simply going to be a…

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Oh, hell. Richard’s back. (AGAIN)

    SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ is starting to remind me of Jason Voorhees, the deranged killer in all of those really bad Friday The 13th movies. The heroes in those movies are terrorized by Jason, but they fight really hard to kill him off.  They think he’s…

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NC’s I-95 tolls to hit MORE than just drivers

          Legislators and bureaucrats in Raleigh are blowing through funds like a drunken sailor on an extended shore leave.  Instead of tightening their belts and trying to control costs, the powers-that-be have found yet another way to squeeze extra dollars out…

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NCGOP: Merely a new set of money-changers in the temple?

  GOP leaders took power on Jones Street in 2010 with promises of “no more business as usual.” They were propelled into power by an angry Tea Party and frustrated citizenry eager for dramatic change in Raleigh.   Here we are — two years later…

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TimmyWatch: Lea for NC Senate?

Moore County political insiders tell me to not be surprised  if retiring Moore County Commissioner Tim Lea files at the last minute for the NC Senate seat held by Republican Jerry Tillman of Randolph County.  If Lea files, he would join Tillman (the Senate majority…

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Study: No connection between fracking and groundwater pollution

        North Carolina is looking at a potentially enormous economic boom with fracking.  North Dakota is already booming. The energy industry believes that The Tar Heel State has great untapped energy resources and wants to start fracking to get them out of…

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Conservatism of Congressional GOP leaders

    Does anyone else find it interesting that the top congressional leaders of the GOP — the conservative party — are nowhere near being the most conservative members of their respective caucuses or chambers? According to National Journal, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va), the House…

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Pinehurst: “ambience” & selective indignation

When you think of Pinehurst, North Carolina, you think of  pristine, well-manicured championship golf courses, the quaint downtown area, and The Carolina Hotel.  You certainly don’t think of locales like the one pictured here.  You might think this is a photo of a crack house…