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Governor Bev Perdue not seeking reelection?

January 26, 2012 – 10:39 am
Governor Bev Perdue not seeking reelection?

STAFF REPORTS | LINCOLN TRIBUNE
RALEIGH – The reporter John Frank with the Raleigh News & Observer is reporting that Governor Beverly Perdue has made phone calls to key Democrat officials in the last 24 hours …

N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools announces new communication partner

January 12, 2012 – 3:03 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools has engaged Pioneer Strategies, Inc. as its new communication partner. Pioneer Strategies will provide the Alliance with a full range of strategic communication and organizational …

Perdue Staff Appears to Have Violated Signed BLS Agreements

January 11, 2012 – 9:13 am
Perdue Staff Appears to Have Violated Signed BLS Agreements

Federal officials warn against ‘politicization’ of job estimates
By Don Carrington | Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — Members of Gov. Bev Perdue’s administration appear regularly to have violated signed agreements between the state and the federal Bureau of …

N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools adds directors, regional offices

January 3, 2012 – 10:47 am

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools unanimously elected two new directors and made a number of structural changes at the December meeting of its board of directors.  The new directors are Baker …

BLS: Perdue Violated Agreement On Jobs Data

January 3, 2012 – 10:00 am
BLS: Perdue Violated Agreement On Jobs Data

Governor revealed embargoed information before allowed date
By Don Carrington | Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — Gov. Bev Perdue violated a cooperative agreement between the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the state of North Carolina Aug. 18 …

Perdue Media Team Used Confidential Data To Spin Jobs Reports

December 19, 2011 – 1:55 pm
Perdue Media Team Used Confidential Data To Spin Jobs Reports

Federal officials question legality of getting employment info before official release
By Don Carrington | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Since as early as January 2011, and perhaps before then, Gov. Bev Perdue’s press office has received access …

Convicted Perdue Donor Reichard Involved in Scheme to Hide Illegal Contributions

December 18, 2011 – 11:16 am

Three others implicated in separate plans to conceal unlawful donations
By Don Carrington | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The felony conviction Wednesday of Greensboro businessman Peter Reichard, Gov. Bev Perdue’s former campaign finance director, confirmed the existence …

Perdue Vetoes Legislation that Prevents Racial Discrimination

December 14, 2011 – 12:55 pm
Perdue Vetoes Legislation that Prevents Racial Discrimination

NC House Speaker Says Perdue Playing Politics
Raleigh – House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) released the following statement today concerning Governor Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 9, titled “No Discriminatory Purpose in Death Penalty.”
“I am disappointed …

State Bar Claims LegalZoom Practices Law Without a License

November 21, 2011 – 9:51 am

By Karen McMahan | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — LegalZoom, the nation’s largest provider of online routine self-help legal documents, is suing the North Carolina State Bar following an eight-year battle over claims that the company has engaged …

Chapel Hill Police Arrest 8 in Downtown Business Break-in Possibly Related to Anarchist Activity

November 13, 2011 – 10:44 pm

Police and Mayor release statement on arrests
CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Police Department received information that attendees from a local anarchist book fair were attempting to align themselves with the Occupy Movement.  Officers learned …

WakeMed Forced to Compete With Government-Owned Rex Heart Center

November 1, 2011 – 8:35 am
WakeMed Forced to Compete With Government-Owned Rex Heart Center

Officials complain that UNC-owned Rex will crowd out profitable services
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — WakeMed Health and Hospitals CEO Bill Atkinson said he doesn’t mind competition, except when he’s competing against the government. …

Marshall Viewed Favorably, Yet Still Relatively Unknown to Voters

October 30, 2011 – 8:04 am
Marshall Viewed Favorably, Yet Still Relatively Unknown to Voters

Raleigh, N.C. – Though viewed favorably by 29 percent of North Carolina voters, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is still largely unknown to voters.
Twenty-nine percent of voters said they have a favorable opinion of Marshall …

N.C. Zoo Says Privatization Could Free It From Fiscal Captivity

October 24, 2011 – 7:24 am

Officials cite uncertainty of state funding, lack of capital improvements as reasons
By Dan Way | Carolina Journal
ASHEBORO — A partial privatization plan being explored by the North Carolina Zoo could increase donations, enhance attractions, and …

Cain Leads Obama in N.C.

October 24, 2011 – 7:21 am
Cain Leads Obama in N.C.

STAFF REPORTS | LINCOLN TRIBUNE
Raleigh, N.C. – A poll by released last week by the Civitas Institute shows Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain leading Democratic incumbent Barack Obama by five percent among North Carolina voters.
Cain …

Haywood College Solar Project Raises Red Flags

October 17, 2011 – 7:44 am

Government transparency advocates criticize secrecy of project
By Dan Way | Carolina Journal
CLYDE — Open government advocates believe a controversial solar project on the campus of Haywood Community College is ill-advised because it shields the names …

Obama on tour will urge end to jobs bill roadblocks

October 17, 2011 – 7:19 am

President Barack Obama will this week push hold-out senators to stop blocking his jobs bill, the White House said Sunday ahead of a three-day bus tour through states key to his 2012 reelection bid.
Obama’s tour …

Half of Voters Still Unaware of Who’s in Charge of N.C. Legislature

October 13, 2011 – 9:45 am
Half of Voters Still Unaware of Who’s in Charge of N.C. Legislature

STAFF REPORTS | LINCOLN TRIBUNE
Raleigh, N.C. – It seems no matter which political party is in charge of the legislature, just 50 percent of voters know Republicans control the North Carolina House and Senate.
According to …

Solar Conference Attendees Push Renewables, Seek Incentives

October 13, 2011 – 8:07 am

Solar advocates counter critics who say subsidies disguise true costs
By Dan Way | Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — Facing stiff challenges from government-subsidized foreign competition and stifled by restrictive domestic regulations, solar energy advocates nationwide are seeking …

New JLF Report Questions Proposed $2.5 Million Sales Tax Hike for Orange

October 13, 2011 – 7:52 am

Analysts critique pledges to devote tax money to schools, corporate welfare
By CJ Staff | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Orange County commissioners are courting special interests and “cynically manipulating” the voting process to win support for a …

State’s First Charter Continues Helping At-Risk Students

October 12, 2011 – 7:43 am
State’s First Charter Continues Helping At-Risk Students

Durham’s Healthy Start Academy founded in 1997
By Karen Welsh | Carolina Journal

DURHAM — The first public school to receive a charter in North Carolina continues on the cutting edge of curriculum and character building for underprivileged …

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