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    Someone give the Chapel Hill Town Council some help

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    After months of failing to enforce town rules for permits, limits on how long groups can remain in public places and smoking bans near public buildings, it took town of Chapel Hill officials only little over a week to lose patience with homeless men who had begun congregating at Peace and Justice Plaza and sleeping […]

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    Art Pope Exposed – By the Raleigh N&O

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

    On Friday The Raleigh news and Observer ran columnist Burgetta Eplin Wheeler's: Let's not demonize Art Pope. Finally a story that not only tried to capture the Art Pope that a lot of people know, but got the facts right for a change. This is not the first article to accurately portray Art Pope, but […]

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    State Board of Elections Impartiality Comes Into Question

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    What are we to think when we find a link leading to a far-left fringe group's web page on the State Board of Election's (SBOE) website.  The link leads directly from the SBOE site to Democracy NC's tirade against Art Pope. Art Pope is the CEO of Variety Wholesale and Chairman of the John William […]

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    More Golden LEAF Cronyism

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

    Per the Winston-Salem Journal: A firm owned by a member of the board that oversees the state's Golden LEAF Foundation has received more than $129,000 so far for two projects funded largely by the foundation for work in Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties, according to local and foundation records. The firm, Antaeus Consulting LLC, based […]

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    Gov. Perdue Promises to Raise Taxes in Next Budget

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Governor Bev Perdue put out a press release announcing she would raise the sales tax in the budget she will present to the General Assembly for the Spring short session. She said that would pay for education cuts in the plan passed by the legislature. Legislative leaders said they haven't seen the horror stories come […]