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One of the inescapable consequences of writing a syndicated column on politics and public policy for nearly 30 years is that I am constantly told what I think and why I think it
One of the inescapable consequences of writing a syndicated column on politics and public policy for nearly 30 years is that I am constantly told what I think and why I think it
 
The Golden LEAF Foundation, which assists tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural communities across North Carolina, will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Rocky Mount
The Golden LEAF Foundation, which assists tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural communities across North Carolina, will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Rocky Mount
 
Governor Pat McCrory's nominee for State Controller, Dr. Linda Morrison Combs, was sworn-in today during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion
Governor Pat McCrory's nominee for State Controller, Dr. Linda Morrison Combs, was sworn-in today during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion
 
While the American news media turn all their firepower on Donald Trump, from the way he talks to his supporters to the way he verbally vanquishes his opponents, Trump's likely presidential opponent Hillary Clinton continues to play her worn-out "gender card" without much squawking from news reporter
While the American news media turn all their firepower on Donald Trump, from the way he talks to his supporters to the way he verbally vanquishes his opponents, Trump's likely presidential opponent Hillary Clinton continues to play her worn-out "gender card" without much squawking from news reporter
 
As recent controversies in North Carolina and elsewhere have established, political debate is only partially about facts, principles, and logic
As recent controversies in North Carolina and elsewhere have established, political debate is only partially about facts, principles, and logic
 
I have a Korean Expedition medal and a VN medal also. In 1968, our carrier left VN with other ships to enter North Korean waters to begin a new war or get the sailors returned.
I have a Korean Expedition medal and a VN medal also. In 1968, our carrier left VN with other ships to enter North Korean waters to begin a new war or get the sailors returned.
 
Last week, the House passed their proposed $22.225 billion state budget, and we in the Senate have already begun meeting and crafting our version of the budget
Last week, the House passed their proposed $22.225 billion state budget, and we in the Senate have already begun meeting and crafting our version of the budget
 
They were true "life savers" - and that ain't no lie.
 
Last week I discussed and endorsed the idea that, instead of trying to create a consumption tax by abolishing the income tax and reforming the sales tax, North Carolina should instead use the existing apparatus of the income tax to accomplish that same goal.
Last week I discussed and endorsed the idea that, instead of trying to create a consumption tax by abolishing the income tax and reforming the sales tax, North Carolina should instead use the existing apparatus of the income tax to accomplish that same goal.
 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, under the guidance of Sheriff Ernie Coleman, has just experienced their first semi-controversial action and handled the situation professionally; some may even commend them for it as flawless behavior.
Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, under the guidance of Sheriff Ernie Coleman, has just experienced their first semi-controversial action and handled the situation professionally; some may even commend them for it as flawless behavior.
 
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted military families at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh today to thank veterans, military service members and their families for their service. The event is an annual tradition for Governor and First Lady McCrory.
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted military families at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh today to thank veterans, military service members and their families for their service. The event is an annual tradition for Governor and First Lady McCrory.
 
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper may be required to reimburse the University of North Carolina system for legal fees it must pay following Cooper's refusal to represent the university in a federal lawsuit over the state's controversial House Bill 2
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper may be required to reimburse the University of North Carolina system for legal fees it must pay following Cooper's refusal to represent the university in a federal lawsuit over the state's controversial House Bill 2
 
The following exciting classes and seminars are available through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call Eva Peartree at 252-940-6375 or email eva.peartree@beaufortccc.edu.
The following exciting classes and seminars are available through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call Eva Peartree at 252-940-6375 or email eva.peartree@beaufortccc.edu.
 
Following a particularly tumultuous year, Duke University has issued a lengthy report to address “bias and hate” on campus
Following a particularly tumultuous year, Duke University has issued a lengthy report to address “bias and hate” on campus
 
Mrs. Kimberly Ann Struck Watts, age 53, a resident of 337 East 11th Street, Washington, NC died Friday May 27, 2016 at UNC Hospital of Chapel Hill
Mrs. Kimberly Ann Struck Watts, age 53, a resident of 337 East 11th Street, Washington, NC died Friday May 27, 2016 at UNC Hospital of Chapel Hill
 
Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that he plans to expand the state's Medicaid rolls in several limited areas as part of his Health and Human Services budget priorities, and will continue to seek broader expansion from the White House.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that he plans to expand the state's Medicaid rolls in several limited areas as part of his Health and Human Services budget priorities, and will continue to seek broader expansion from the White House.
 
The photo was taken in 1968 Saigon in area III Corp.
The photo was taken in 1968 Saigon in area III Corp.
 
No matter what age or interests a person has, almost everyone loves bears! It is a little known fact that the biggest black bears on the planet and the highest black bear densities in the world are not found in Canada or Alaska, but in coastal North Carolina!
No matter what age or interests a person has, almost everyone loves bears! It is a little known fact that the biggest black bears on the planet and the highest black bear densities in the world are not found in Canada or Alaska, but in coastal North Carolina!
 
Over the last few years, ever since the tax reform of 2013 took hold in North Carolina, there has been a steady push to expand the sales tax to services in an attempt to make it a more pure consumption tax.
Over the last few years, ever since the tax reform of 2013 took hold in North Carolina, there has been a steady push to expand the sales tax to services in an attempt to make it a more pure consumption tax.
 
Governor Pat McCrory released the following video message honoring Memorial Day. The governor recorded the video from the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA located in Wilmington.
Governor Pat McCrory released the following video message honoring Memorial Day. The governor recorded the video from the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA located in Wilmington.
 
Arlington Cemetery, on the southern shore of the Potomac River across from Washington, DC, is hallowed ground for the United States of America as a final resting place for her greatest heroes
Arlington Cemetery, on the southern shore of the Potomac River across from Washington, DC, is hallowed ground for the United States of America as a final resting place for her greatest heroes
 
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement on the State Department Inspector General's report that concluded Hillary Clinton chose not to comply with the Federal Records Act
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement on the State Department Inspector General's report that concluded Hillary Clinton chose not to comply with the Federal Records Act
 
Four students graduated from Beaufort County Community College's medical laboratory technology program on May 11, 2016
Four students graduated from Beaufort County Community College's medical laboratory technology program on May 11, 2016
 
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson joined state and local representatives Friday morning to open the completed U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass.
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson joined state and local representatives Friday morning to open the completed U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass.
 
On the same night that the DOJ announced it would not withhold federal funds to NC while the lawsuits over HB2 play out
On the same night that the DOJ announced it would not withhold federal funds to NC while the lawsuits over HB2 play out
 
For years, the Left has smeared law enforcement officers as racists by claiming that black and other minority crime suspects are more likely to be shot by police.
For years, the Left has smeared law enforcement officers as racists by claiming that black and other minority crime suspects are more likely to be shot by police.
 
Ideally, those who want to improve teacher recruitment and retention in North Carolina would have sufficient information about why teachers choose to leave our public schools to teach in another state
Ideally, those who want to improve teacher recruitment and retention in North Carolina would have sufficient information about why teachers choose to leave our public schools to teach in another state
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
Senator Richard Burr released a post on IJ Review's opinion platform that highlights how the bipartisan ABLE Act is helping people with disabilities to achieve the American Dream
Senator Richard Burr released a post on IJ Review's opinion platform that highlights how the bipartisan ABLE Act is helping people with disabilities to achieve the American Dream
 
Several years ago, the La Voz de Aztlan, a radical left-wing supplement to Fresno State University's student newspaper, published a poem steeped in anti-American sentiment
Several years ago, the La Voz de Aztlan, a radical left-wing supplement to Fresno State University's student newspaper, published a poem steeped in anti-American sentiment
 
I arrived in Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp in 1966; soon standing naked shoulder to shoulder in a line of 50 guys as one corpsman walked in front checking my private parts and one in back administering a gigantic penicillin shot to the buttocks.
I arrived in Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp in 1966; soon standing naked shoulder to shoulder in a line of 50 guys as one corpsman walked in front checking my private parts and one in back administering a gigantic penicillin shot to the buttocks.
 
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today launched North Carolina's GOPVets Task Force
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today launched North Carolina's GOPVets Task Force
 
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) has won the 'Fiscal Hero' award from Campaign to Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan organization focused on putting America on a better fiscal and economic path
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) has won the 'Fiscal Hero' award from Campaign to Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan organization focused on putting America on a better fiscal and economic path
 
We've been witness to a level of ideologically driven mass media hysteria in recent weeks unseen since the Duke lacrosse rape hoax story
We've been witness to a level of ideologically driven mass media hysteria in recent weeks unseen since the Duke lacrosse rape hoax story
 
The Vidant Health Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the Second Annual Board Quality Leadership Award
The Vidant Health Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the Second Annual Board Quality Leadership Award
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
This week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act
This week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act
 
Political pundits continue to debate the sources of Donald Trump's success during the 2016 Republican presidential primary process
Political pundits continue to debate the sources of Donald Trump's success during the 2016 Republican presidential primary process
 
When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to be a radical notion.
When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to be a radical notion.
 
Over the next three months, Lt. Governor Dan Forest will lead a task force with the goal of devising a strategy to increase Hispanic awareness of school choice opportunities
Over the next three months, Lt. Governor Dan Forest will lead a task force with the goal of devising a strategy to increase Hispanic awareness of school choice opportunities
 
Governor Pat McCrory celebrated the grand opening of Morinaga Co. & Ltd. in Mebane today
 
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