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NC congressional redistricting clarified …

The Charlotte Observer’s Jim Morrill has an excellent piece in today’s paper about congressional redistricting.  Opponents of the plan, drafted by the conservative majority in the legislature, say it unfairly splits counties and cities and puts counties together that have nothing in common.  (As though…

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Legislature’s Republicans FOR crack houses????

Yep.  The Fayetteville Observer had a story this morning by the Democrat minority’s chief stenographer Paul Woolverton which would make you believe just that: A state law passed in June has forced Fayetteville to postpone the enforcement of new rules meant to crack down on…

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November’s races in Moore look like slug-fests

City council races are typically sleepy affairs.  This November’s races in Southern Pines and Pinehurst have the potential to be real slug-fests. Both towns are losing their mayors.  Southern Pines incumbent Mike Haney is stepping down.  Pinehurst incumbent Virginia Fallon is stepping down as mayor,…

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GOP legislator eyeing Kissell challenge in NC-8

  Reports from Washington are that state Rep. Justin Burr (R-Albemarle) — no relation to our state’s senior U.S. Senator — is seriously eyeing  a challenge to two-term 8th district incumbent congressman Larry Kissell (D). The NCGOP is placing a lot of emphasis on this district. The…

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A good first step toward reforming public education

The Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation has hit on an idea that I have been bouncing around for a while, as well.   JLF’s Terry Stoops is calling for the state to drop certification requirements for teachers in public schools’ virtual classrooms: “Teacher certification requirements are…

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Planned Parenthood ENTITLED to NC tax money?

Planned Parenthood has filed suit over the recently passed state budget because it cut out funding by the state of North Carolina for their operations.  Planned Parenthood says in their filing that it is UNFAIR that they are not even getting a crack at our…