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#ncga: STILL taking care of (THEIR) businesses

The North Carolina House dealt with a bill Thursday that directly affects the funeral home business.  Representatives Jamie Boles (R), Howard Hunter (D), and Kelly Alexander (D) are the primary sponsors of HB629 — which exempts funeral home owners, their businesses, and their “agents” from…

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#ncga: Did Moore County’s Jamie Boles help kill Craft Beer freedom bill?

It sure looks like it.  And if so, that would be very interesting to Moore County’s burgeoning craft beer industry.  Here’s The John Locke Foundation:  The clock ran out before House members had a chance to decide whether to loosen some rules on craft breweries that…

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#ncga: Time for Moore county legislators to produce, or GO HOME

Moore County and Randolph County are two of the most reliably Republican counties in the state.  Political pros rank them somewhere in the R+20 or +30 range, which is a fancy way of saying a Democrat has no chance in hell there.  With that kind…

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#ncga: Getting by (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS)

State Rep. Jamie Boles has caught a little grief from us over the years. Much of his work in recent years has involved introducing legislation that directly benefits the funeral industry — in which he also happens to make his livelihood.  He just escaped a…

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#ncga: Sour grapes? (Yum.)

Close elections can be quite the learning experience.  Incumbents who narrowly escape the wrath of the voters can do one of two things: (1) grovel and beg to get back in their good graces, or (2) smugly press on with nose held high and a…

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#ncga: Boles v. Zumwalt in HD 52

It’s been a good TEN years since we last had a barn burner of a race for state House in North Carolina.  Frankly, most people don’t want to be bothered with going to Raleigh and dealing with the foolishness.  Typically in Moore County, if you show…

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#ncga: Boles v. Zumwalt heating up in House District 52

Richard Morgan has been gone from this seat for TEN YEARS now.  Just as we were getting use to the quiet and civility, things had to BLOW UP. Republican state Rep. Jamie Boles showed a lot of promise when he won a three-way primary outright in…

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#ncga: Last (political) rites for Jamie Boles?

Some well-plugged in observers in this yellow-dog Republican county say state Rep. Jamie Boles (R) is an incumbent who very well can lose his renomination bid in March. Boles is a well-liked, well-respected funeral home director in Moore County.  He was elected to the House…

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#ncga: Moore County’s Boles stands up for Nelson Dollar’s wife (and her state job)

Raleigh was atwitter last week over the dismissal of state Rep. — and House Committee chairman — Nelson Dollar’s wife from her high,um, “dollar” job at the Department of Public Safety.   Now, chairman Dollar is trotting out his soldiers on the appropriations committee to…

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#ncga: STILL taking care of their (or SOMEBODY’S) businesses

You get up every morning From your ‘larm clock’s warning Take the 8:15 into the city There’s a whistle up above And people pushin’, people shovin’ And the girls who try to look pretty And if your train’s on time You can get to work…