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Learn About How New State House and Senate District Maps Affect Our Area

September 16, 2011 – 5:51 pm
Learn About How New State House and Senate District Maps Affect Our Area

Conservative Groups Bringing Information Tour to Area
RALEIGH – The John W. Pope Civitas Institute has just developed an exciting new speaking tour to follow up the latest legislative session and is teaming up with Americans …

Unaffiliated Voters Support Death Penalty by More Than 2 to 1

September 16, 2011 – 9:04 am
Unaffiliated Voters Support Death Penalty by More Than 2 to 1

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters continue to support the death penalty for First-degree murder.
Sixty-two percent of unaffiliated voters support the death penalty for First-degree murder while 30 percent oppose it.  Seven percent of …

Buncombe Voters Should Question Proposed County Sales-Tax Hike

September 16, 2011 – 7:38 am

JLF analyst says county officials are offering a deal too good to be true
By Carolina Journal Staff
RALEIGH — Buncombe County commissioners and the local community college president are trying to “hoodwink” voters into endorsing a …

Among Unaffiliated Voters, GOP Down from 2010, but Still Lead on Generic Ballot

September 14, 2011 – 10:04 am
Among Unaffiliated Voters, GOP Down from 2010, but Still Lead on Generic Ballot

Raleigh, N.C. – While having seen a drop in support since 2010, Republicans still hold the generic ballot lead among North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters.
When asked for whom they would vote if the election for state …

Eminent Domain Amendment DOA as Session Resumes

September 13, 2011 – 7:37 am
Eminent Domain Amendment DOA as Session Resumes

GOP expected to put off property rights issue until 2012
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — Although it was No. 9 on their 100-day legislative agenda, Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly are …

Teaching Fellows: A Closer Look

September 9, 2011 – 11:48 am
Teaching Fellows:  A Closer Look

By Bob Luebke | Civitas Institute
The closing of the Teaching Fellows program has produced an outcry of support from alumni and educators. While the Teaching Fellows program may have provided benefits, there are compelling reasons …

Festival Stage Announces Anonymous Gift

September 6, 2011 – 10:38 am

 
Winston-Salem – Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem’s new professional theatre company, announces a $90,000 gift to support the start of its second exciting season of productions. A donor who wishes to remain anonymous approached Wil …

Republicans Deliver Opening Shot in Marriage Fight

August 31, 2011 – 2:18 pm
Republicans Deliver Opening Shot in Marriage Fight

NCGA will convene Sept. 12 to debate marriage, other amendments
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Anticipating what is sure to be a rowdy debate, Republican lawmakers held a press conference Tuesday to bolster …

Teacher Paradise Retrenches After Budget Cuts

August 31, 2011 – 1:56 pm

NCCAT’s new focus: fewer seminars, more training at school districts
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — A retreat for public school teachers is retooling its focus after the Republican-controlled state legislature sliced the organization’s …

Hagan Tours Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts

August 29, 2011 – 6:08 pm

STAFF REPORTS | LINCOLN TRIBUNE
New Bern, N.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) is visiting communities in eastern North Carolina this week to survey damage from Hurricane Irene. Today, Hagan visited New Bern, where …

Prisons evacuated as Hurricane Irene approaches

August 26, 2011 – 5:24 pm

RALEIGH – The Division of Prisons has completed the evacuation of inmates and most staff from Hyde Correctional Institution in Swan Quarter and Tyrrell Prison Work Farm in Columbia in advance of Hurricane Irene’s landfall.
More …

State Warns ‘Price Gougers’ Not to Take Advantage of Irene

August 26, 2011 – 11:12 am
State Warns ‘Price Gougers’ Not to Take Advantage of Irene

AG tells businesses of consequences for making ‘unfair profits’ from the hurricane
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper issued a press release yesterday warning businesses not to take advantage of consumers …

General Assembly Looks for Creative Answer for Voter ID Veto

August 26, 2011 – 11:04 am
General Assembly Looks for Creative Answer for Voter ID Veto

Series of ‘local’ bills could bypass Gov. Perdue’s veto threat
By Karen Welsh | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The Republican-led General Assembly fell short in its initial attempt to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a voter …

Updated Civitas Partisan Index Released

August 17, 2011 – 12:54 pm
Updated Civitas Partisan Index Released

Raleigh, N.C. – The Civitas Partisan Index (CPI) has been updated to reflect the new legislative lines resulting from the 2011 redistricting (2008 election data remains the same).  The CPI compares the political leanings of …

Public, Teachers Differ on Education Reforms

August 9, 2011 – 9:48 am

Survey shows varying views on choice, performance pay
By Karen Welsh | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — A nationwide education survey conducted by Education Next and Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance demonstrates how differently the …

N.C. Legislative Leaders, Voters Say “Who Are You?”

August 9, 2011 – 8:04 am
N.C. Legislative Leaders, Voters Say “Who Are You?”

Raleigh, N.C. – A huge majority of North Carolina voters are unfamiliar with the state’s top legislative leaders, according to a poll released last week by the Civitas Institute.
Respondents were asked whether they have a …

Trucking the Policy Trend

August 9, 2011 – 7:57 am
Trucking the Policy Trend

By William Bejan | Civitas Institute
Raleigh city officials are patiently considering revised regulations that would allow increased downtown access to food trucks, or freestanding mobile food vendors. City officials will meet again August 30th in …

‘Game Fish’ Bill Pits Commercial Fishermen vs. Recreational Counterparts

August 9, 2011 – 7:45 am

Sponsors say several species more valuable to weekend anglers than those who fish for a living
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Red drum, spotted sea trout, and striped bass could be taken off the …

Division of Prisons sets closing dates at four prisons

August 9, 2011 – 7:39 am

RALEIGH – The Division of Prisons has set closing dates for four minimum-security prisons that the legislature directed to be closed in the state budget approved in June. The prisons and their closing dates are …

Kinston Residents Win Chance to Pursue Voting Rights Lawsuit

August 3, 2011 – 3:04 pm

Decision could have ramifications all over the country
By Karen Welsh | Carolina Journal
KINSTON — A handful of residents in the small city of Kinston won a decisive victory on the large stage recently after the …

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