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Is US Senate candidate Sandy Smith’s family biz tied to solar farm mess in Currituck?

  Even Ray Charles, Ronnie Millsap, and Doc Watson could see that Greenville’s Sandy Smith is merely a stalking horse meant to split the anti-Tillis vote in the GOP primary and push THOM into the general election.  She likes to talk about guns and veterans,…

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#ncga: Steinburg hits up Currituck AGAIN for basketball $$$$$

  We wrote extensively on last year’s Steinburg-sponsored debacle in Asheville.  In his rookie outing as a basketball promoter, then-Rep., now-senator Bob Steinburg promised all kinds of benefits for Currituck County.  For the “cheap” price of $50,000.  (It didn’t hurt that now-Rep. Bobby Hanig —…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media NCGOP Politics

NC-03: congressional candidate forum Tuesday in Currituck

  Here are the details:   The Republican parties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Pasquotank, and Perquimans  counties are hosting a joint public forum featuring 15 of the 17 candidates running in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District Special Election Republican Primary. The forum will take…

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BUSTED! Currituck pol gets tangled up with solar goons, earns censure, rebuke from colleagues

  It’s mighty, mighty delicious when a politician gets caught with his / her hand in the cookie jar.  It apparently happened THIS TIME in Currituck County — in the state’s upper northeast:   The Currituck County Board of Commissioners took the unusual step of…

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Currituck leaders defend payments to Steinburg, Steinburg Invitational

The VisitCurrituckOBX.com Battle in The Blue Ridge college basketball tournament happened in Asheville over Thanksgiving.  Nobody broadcast the games on television.  (ESPN didn’t bother streaming it on its  ESPN+ service.) We covered the debacle from its conception to its finale.  Then-state Rep. Bob Steinburg (now…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: More evidence of special treatment for Steinburg in Currituck deal?

If you’ve been following this site, you know that state Rep. Bob Steinburg, who represents Currituck County in the NC House and is running to represent them in the Senate,  got $50,000 in county funds with no votes or public discussion on the matter.  The…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Stein-ball uproar forces changes in Currituck policy

Commissioner (and state House candidate and Bob Steinburg BFF) Bobby Hanig says that, even though the hubbub over The Steinburg Invitational is unwarranted, changes need to be made in the way the county does business: In response to what Currituck County Board of Commissioners Chairman…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Stein-ball affair “under review” in Currituck

Another driveby media outlet on the coast is sounding off on Stein-ball (aka “The Steinburg Invitational”):  […] What the county is buying is advertising and promotion, said Currituck travel and tourism director Tameron Kugler in an email this week. The county is buying that exposure with…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Currituck officials circle wagons against taxpayer critique of Steinburg Invitational

*It’s really something when the little people start asking questions about just what those really smart people in elected office are doing, eh?* Apparently, the folks in power in Currituck County are hearing from the little people about the decision to fund The Steinburg Invitational…

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#ncga: Steinburg Invitational STILL the talk of Currituck

It appears Currituck county officials have shoved their tourism director out in front to try and put a positive spin on their decision to pay state Rep. Bob Steinburg $50,000 to promote a basketball tournament in Asheville: Currituck’s tourism director is defending the county’s sponsorship…