Former North Lincoln Knight Now Cheering for Charlotte Bobcats
July 7, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

By Seth Mabry
LCV Staff
DENVER- While in high school, Ashley Rhyne was a cheerleader for the North Lincoln Knights. Now she cheers for the Charlotte Bobcats, as she was recently chosen to be part of the …

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Voters Say Perdue Should Sign SB 13 to Balance State Budget
February 22, 2011 – 2:45 pm | One Comment
Voters Say Perdue Should Sign SB 13 to Balance State Budget

Democratic Voters in Greatest Support
Raleigh, N.C. – A large majority, 65 percent, of North Carolina voters want Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to sign the Balanced Budget Act of 2011 (SB 13) that would reduce spending …

Gaston Citizens travel to legislature on Wednesday to fight government toll road
February 22, 2011 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

BELMONT – Gaston County citizens opposing the proposed Garden Parkway Toll Road will hold a press conference at 11:30 am Wednesday, February 23rd, on the steps of the Legislative Building in Raleigh, NC.

Following …

Bill Would Let Only Licensed Barbers Use Barber Poles
February 22, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

Measure would make unauthorized display of barber pole a misdemeanor
By Karen McMahan | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — As North Carolina lawmakers grapple with closing an estimated $2.4 billion budget deficit, four-term Sen. Doug Berger, D-Franklin, …

Showdown between General Assembly, Perdue over budget cutting possible
February 22, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment
Showdown between General Assembly, Perdue over budget cutting possible

By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The first major showdown of the 2011 legislative session could come to a head this week, as Gov. Bev Perdue must decide the fate of Senate Bill …

N.C. State Grows at the N.C. Research Campus, Creates Farm Business Management Position
February 21, 2011 – 9:07 am | No Comment

Charlotte – N.C. MarketReady, based at the N.C. Research Campus, has created a farm and agribusiness management position to develop and sustain programs that help N.C. agricultural producers explore efficient economic options and optimize profits …

A Politics of Ignorance?
February 20, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment
A Politics of Ignorance?

By John Hood
RALEIGH – I’ve had a conceptual breakthrough.
For more than 20 years, I have debated left-wing politicians and commentators on education policy. As an advocate of greater choice and competition, higher academic standards, and …

Audit Documents TransPark’s Massive Debt
February 20, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment
Audit Documents TransPark’s Massive Debt

FAA reiterates repayment unlikely if airport keeps operating
By Don Carrington | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH – The N.C. Global TransPark Authority had an outstanding loan balance of more than $38 million for the fiscal year …

North Carolina Lawmakers Push Back Against Federal Government
February 19, 2011 – 7:50 am | 6 Comments
North Carolina Lawmakers Push Back Against Federal Government

State legislators have filed three bills reclaiming 10th Amendment
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — North Carolina is joining a nationwide movement in which states are attempting to reassert their sovereignty.
House Bill 2, Protect …

Perdue Budget Would Extend Temporary Sales Tax
February 18, 2011 – 9:19 am | No Comment
Perdue Budget Would Extend Temporary Sales Tax

Governor unveils $19.9 billion budget for new fiscal year
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year would make permanent most of a temporary 1-cent …

Hagan congratulates Military Spouse of the Year Finalists
February 16, 2011 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
Hagan congratulates Military Spouse of the Year Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) today congratulated two North Carolinians who are finalists for Military Spouse magazine’s 2011 Military Spouse of the Year Award: Crystal Cavalier of Cameron and Bianca …

Hagan to Co-Chair Moderate Policy Group
February 15, 2011 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
Hagan to Co-Chair Moderate Policy Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) today announced that she will serve as an Honorary Co-Chair of Third Way, a prominent policy organization committed to promoting effective, moderate solutions to our most …

New General Assembly Members Seek an End to Forced Annexation
February 15, 2011 – 8:55 am | One Comment
New General Assembly Members Seek an End to Forced Annexation

Four bills threaten practice of forcing county residents into cities
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — On Feb. 2, about 100 opponents of forced annexation, who live in communities from Asheville to Wilmington, …

State Budget Woes Should Prompt Statewide Public School Course Audit
February 15, 2011 – 8:45 am | No Comment

New JLF report documents course growth during the past decade
By Carolina Journal Staff
RALEIGH — North Carolina needs a thorough review of the number and types of courses offered in its public schools, especially …

Voters Think Governor Should Sign Balanced Budget Act of 2011
February 14, 2011 – 5:53 pm | One Comment
Voters Think Governor Should Sign Balanced Budget Act of 2011

Raleigh, N.C. – Sixty-five percent of North Carolina voters say Governor Bev Perdue should sign the Balanced Budget Act of 2011 just passed by the General Assembly, according to a new poll …

NCGA Preview: Week of February 14
February 14, 2011 – 9:26 am | No Comment
NCGA Preview: Week of February 14

Tort reform, UNC Board of Governors appointments in committee this week
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Political posturing could dominate the third full week of the General Assembly’s 2011 session, as Gov. …

Partisan Bickering Emerges in Second Full Week of Legislative Session
February 14, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment
Partisan Bickering Emerges in Second Full Week of Legislative Session

Passage of budget-cutting measure could lead to Perdue’s first veto
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Although the 2011 legislative session is just two weeks old, Republican lawmakers already are sparring with Democratic …

Remediation at UNC: A Mysterious Problem
February 13, 2011 – 10:17 am | No Comment
Remediation at UNC: A Mysterious Problem

Differing definitions exist across campuses, official data exclude some costs
By Jenna Ashley Robinson
RALEIGH — Because many students enter universities unprepared for college-level work, universities offer remedial courses to bring them up to speed. …

Education Tax Credits: An Idea Whose Time has Come
February 11, 2011 – 4:11 pm | No Comment
Education Tax Credits: An Idea Whose Time has Come

By Bob Luebke | Civitas Institute
Conservative lawmakers will likely put forth a raft of proposals to help address the needs of kindergarten through 12th grade public education in North Carolina. One idea the new …

Strong Support for Ending Golden Leaf and Other Non-Profit Funding
February 11, 2011 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
Strong Support for Ending Golden Leaf and Other Non-Profit Funding

Raleigh, N.C. – Sixty-six percent of North Carolina voters support stopping funding for the Golden Leaf Foundation and other non-profits rather than raising taxes, according to a new poll released this week …

10th District GOP Chairman Mulling over Run for NCGOP’s Number Two Position
February 10, 2011 – 1:23 pm | 2 Comments
10th District GOP Chairman Mulling over Run for NCGOP’s Number Two Position

Begins Exploratory Phase of Candidacy
KINGS MOUNTAIN – Following the encouragement of a number of party insiders, grass roots workers and tea party activists, Wayne King, of Kings Mountain current 10th Congressional District …