Posted in Media Politics

In Kinston, It’s ALL relative.

The politicians in this eastern North Carolina town have succeeded in uniting conservative activists AND the NAACP on an issue. And that issue is nepotism in city government: […] There were some strange bedfellows on this issue; Mayor B.J. Murphy, the first Republican mayor in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis: Laroque mess headed to ethics committee

      North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius)  says allegations swirling around taxpayer-subsidized loans by state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) to himself (Laroque), family members and legislative colleagues are being referred to the House Ethics Committee for review: House Speaker Thom Tillis…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Laroque defamation suit gone, his firm ponies up $17K in fines

        The Raleigh-based leftist group NC Policywatch is staying on top of the ordeal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston and a close political ally of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™), which is looking — and smelling — fishier by the day: State Rep. Stephen…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Rep. LaRoque and the latest on the smell test

        The problems keep piling up for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) — a close political ally and friend of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™.   According to the left-wing group NCPolicyWatch, a defamation lawsuit LaRoque filed against a political opponent is starting to backfire on…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

STILL not passing the smell test …

NC PolicyWatch, a Raleigh-based leftist think tank, is ratcheting up its reporting on NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston): N.C. State Rep. Stephen LaRoque tapped a federally-funded non-profit he ran to loan his own company money, according to documents filed in the Lenoir County Courthouse…