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Curiouser and curiouser: The fight to replace David Lewis

    Conservatives in Harnett County got some apparent good news when they heard local party chairman Maggie Sandrock was going to toss her hat in the ring to replace Lewis — the second ranking Republican in the NC House and consigliere to Speaker Timmy….

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Calling the Guv’s bluff: LIVE from Raleigh — It’s The Council of State.

    Most people don’t know much about The Council of State.  It is a state government body composed of all of the state officials who are elected statewide —  governor, lt. governor, auditor, attorney general, secretary of state, DPI superintendent, treasurer, and the commissioners…

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When Dale Folwell says ‘Jump!’ …

    I’m starting to see an interesting pattern here.   State treasurer Dale Folwell  (R) publicly complains about someone or something in the Cooper administration.  A short time later,  Team Cooper responds with an action pretty doggone close to what Folwell wanted fixed.  …

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He’s outta here!

    State Rep. David Lewis, arguably the second most powerful member of his chamber,  has announced his “retirement” from the North Carolina House:   On Friday, Representative David R. Lewis (R-Harnett) announced that he will be withdrawing his name from the November General Election…

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NCGOP’s Whatley takes on state elections board, proposed “emergency” changes

    Michael Whatley, chairman of the state Republican Party, went before the press today to voice his organization’s concerns about the state board of elections’ “Emergency Order”.   A statement from GOP HQ  said:   “[…] We have grave concerns that the NCSBE surprise orders…

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Developers seeking to build solar schools in NC target of SC lawsuit

    A group of folks from North Carolina, who have been lobbying the General Assembly for a few years now to lease privately-owned school buildings (which may, um, *coincidentally* have solar panels on them) to local governments,  is now finding themselves in some legal…

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State treasurer tells Gov. Cooper to clean up HIS mess at NCDOT

    Governor Roy Cooper and his cronies have established a pattern of mocking Dale Folwell, but then doing what he tells them to do.    It appears the treasurer has one more important task for Governor Doofus and his pals:   In the interest…

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Cooper, Stein lectured by Folwell, local leaders on importance of paying bills

      Elizabeth City is a Democrat stronghold.  It also supplies electricity to its people.   But fellow Democrat Roy Cooper has issued an executive order OKing consumer non-payment of electric bills.  And THAT is causing quite a fiscal (and literal) headache for small…

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Lefties, solar goons and Roy Cooper kill Atlantic Coast Pipeline

      It would have provided more options for consumers and producers of energy.  It would likely have kept costs down on all sides.  It would have likely created jobs and economic development in eastern North Carolina.  But thanks to Roy Cooper and his…

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Lawyering up on ol’ Roy

  Lt. Governor Dan Forest has apparently had enough of the bumbling by the doofus currently occupying that big house on Blount Street:     “Today, I notified Governor Cooper that, as a member of the Council of State, I will be suing his administration…