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Monthly Archives: July 2010

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    "Extreme Makeover" Series Draws More Workforce than Construction of Jennette's Pier

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking By Jana Benscoter | Tagged , , ,

    The $25 million, state-funded, job-creating Jennette’s Pier project in Nags Head has sustained a Nor ‘easter and a broken wind turbine. That said, recently hired Pier Manager Mike Remige says the project’s timeline is on schedule to open May 21, 2011. The pier’s operating budget alone, Remige mentioned, will cost $578,000 a year, and he […]

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    30

    Smoking Ban Passes First Test on Merits in Court

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Jason Sutton | Tagged ,

    In its first trial on the merits, North Carolina’s smoking ban has, unfortunately, been upheld.  The ban was enacted during the 2009 session of the General Assembly (see legislation here) and went in to effect in January 2010.  Although the ban enjoys popular support – a July Public Policy Polling survey found that 68% of […]

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    30

    Big Day Ahead for November is Coming Conference

    Posted in Civitas Events By Jessica Anderson | Tagged , ,

    Investigative Journalism Training is underway at the November is Coming Conference in Asheville, North Carolina! Trent Seibert of Texas Watchdog shares insight on how to file a public records request, interview effectively and how to sift through libel law and legal issues. IJ training will take a break for lunch to hear Civitas' latest state […]

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    Real Gubernatorial Leadership

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , , ,

    As a proud North Carolinian, I can't recall a time where I've ever felt jealousy for anything in New Jersey over anything here at home. Well, NJ Governor Chris Christie is changing my opinion.  Just check out this clip: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Two questions for fellow […]

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    New Survey Reveals NC's Budget Deficit Among Nation's Worst

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Courtesy of this report from WRAL North Carolina will face one of the largest state deficits in the country next year, according to a new report. The National Conference of State Legislatures surveyed 35 states to get a picture of their fiscal health heading into the 2011-12 budget year. …. Only California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New […]

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