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  1. Apr

    Blog Post Blurts Out the Truth

    Posted in Education, Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    In the wake of a whistleblower resigning (translation: being pushed in front of a bus) from the University of North Carolina, one political observer provides a revealing look at the mindset of the "progressive" side. It’s in a blog post by Gary Pearce, a former N&O reporter and a longtime aide, and “unabashed fan,” of […]

  2. Apr

    Investigation Accuses State Treasurer Cowell of Secret Wall St. Deals

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    An investigation of North Carolina's state pension system and the state's Treasurer, Janet Cowell, funded by the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) suggests that Cowell has failed to present proper transparency of the state's pension investments and associated fees. Cowell is the sole fiduciary of the state pension fund for retired NC teachers […]

  3. Apr

    Did AECOM officials contradict themselves in Event Center Study?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Angela Hight

    Rocky Mount held a City Council Meeting Monday night and heard from many residents about their concerns about the proposed Event Center. While the Council heard from everyone that wanted to speak, there was a question as to whether AECOM officials contradict themselves in their studies.  To see the whole meeting go to: One citizen […]

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    UNC Must Walk the Walk on Openness

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    We recently queried the University of North Carolina about public comments made by the UNC Law Schools' dean, Jack Boger. He was  quoted as saying: “The open records act permits citizens and institutions to request such records without clarifying what their motives are. I think some within the university — I’m probably one of them […]

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    Newspaper Gets a D in ID of Mayor

    Posted in Crime, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Guess which word is missing from a 1,500-word Charlotte Observer story about the arrest of the mayor on federal corruption charges? Here's the beginning: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an […]