Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

When Dale Folwell talks, Roy Cooper listens

      We told you earlier about the Cooper Administration’s decision to shut down a Tyrrell County prison that put the county at risk of a state takeover.     State treasurer Dale Folwell had more than a few things to say about that….

Posted in campaign 2020 Media Politics

Folwell: Cooper needs to do “the right thing”

      Tyrrell County is one of the state’s more impoverished localities.  The county, and the city of Columbia,  committed to 40 years of debt to build and supply water and sewer to a local industry and a prison facility.  The industry has shut…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Using an RPG to swat a fly

Our capital city is all abuzz about the recent expose by McClatchy on our governor, his deep-pocketed buddy, and said buddy’s contract with the state prison system. Granted, it was a partisan rag that put the piece together.  They seem to step up the whole…

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End solitary confinement in state prisons? (Um, NO.)

Blinkin’ Chris and Angry Rob and their comedy web site are calling for the end of solitary confinement in North Carolina prisons:  Last year, North Carolinians were stunned and horrified by the death of Michael Anthony Kerr, who was found unresponsive in a van after…