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Governor McCrory Signs Burt’s Law

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 445, also known as Burt's Law, into law today. The governor signed the bill at a ceremony with Burt Powell, his parents, Laurie and Tom Powell, bill sponsors and Lt. …

21 Former Lawmakers Join Main Street Dems Board of Advisors

RALEIGH, NC   --The NC Main Street Democrats announced today that 21 former Democrat state senators and state representatives have agreed to serve on a Board of Advisors for the new statewide legislative organization.  …

Tillis: We Must Provide Veterans And Their Families With The Resources They Need And Deserve

CHARLOTTE – Yesterday,, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) stressed the need to provide resources for veterans and military families during a keynote address at the annual Charlotte Heroes Lunch in Charlotte. The event was …

Opinion: All Eyes Are On the Budget

By Sarah Curry Everyone is talking about the $22 billion+ House Budget and what will happen to the spending plan now that it has crossed chambers and is in the hands of the Senate.  Senate leaders will be meeting all …

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Opinion: What Background is Ideal for First-Time Candidates?

I've had the privilege of working with first-time candidates from varying professional backgrounds, from attorneys to business people to military veterans to small business owners. Of these candidates, some will hit the …

Opinion: Always Take Ideas Seriously

by John Hood  RALEIGH — A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn’t have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture …

House Leaders Flummoxed Over Education Reform Bill

by Dan Way  RALEIGH — Two of the state’s most powerful lawmakers are perplexed that their education reform bill passed unanimously in the House but immediately was assigned to the Senate’s Ways and Means …

Opinion: Hard-Living Tar Heel Charlie Poole A Pioneer of Banjo Music

by Dr. Troy Kickler  Recently I was thumbing through my copy of Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State, an anthology of collected essays by noted historian H. G. Jones. (He wrote a weekly column from …