DUNN, N.C. — On Friday, Representative David R. Lewis (R-Harnett) announced that he will be withdrawing his name from the November General Election ballot, finishing out his term after 18 years of public service to the State of North Carolina and the people of Harnett County. Rep. Lewis offered the following statement: “Since 2003, I’ve…

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by Dr. Terry Stoops A Union County teacher recently declared, “This might be rude, but I don’t care about parent child care issues. That should not be a valid reason for opening schools. #ihave3” Of the 367 comments to that Facebook post, a sizable majority agreed. “It’s time to hold parents accountable for raising the…

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by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH, N.C. — The turmoil surrounding COVID-19 derailed much of the work the General Assembly had done before the pandemic. Battles over redistricting reform, tax relief, teacher pay, and hemp legislation disappeared from the headlines. But lawmakers have left Raleigh and plan to return in September. The 10-day…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Tuesday to the Governor’s announcement that K-12 school systems in North Carolina will not operate on a statewide comprehensive plan to return students to the classroom, and will instead rotate students periodically or remain closed with virtual-only learning.Speaker Moore issued the following statement:  “Instead of…

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