Archive: Aug 2007 (page 14)

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    Edwards’ gaffes draw a blast

    You can generally count on reporter/columnist Gloria Borger to parrot the Washington center-left consensus talking points. So her latest pro-Hillary U.S. News column should offer John Edwards no consolation: As for John Edwards, both he and his wife have been busy attacking Clinton’s Washington connections and money,…
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007
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    Too many options for Eastern Guilford

    Today’s N&R Short Stack editorial says: Sometime before the Nov. 1 anniversary of the Eastern Guilford High School fire, county leaders should remember their promise to make rebuilding a top priority. So far, commissioners and school board members have wasted too much time bickering about funding. The Eastern Guilford…
    Sam Hieb, August 27, 2007
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    License to Kill Jobs

    North Carolina demands workers get licensed in 107 professions, as many as Massachusetts and twelfth most in the nation. While Tennesse requires licensing in 110 professions, Virginia (89) and Georgia (87) require far fewer, and South Carolina only requires licenses for those in 60 professions — 35 of…
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007
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    Is the issue really representation, or that NC’s electoral votes have gone to the GOP?

    Based on how this Daily Tar Heel editorial about the Electoral College begins, I think it’s fair to ask whether the board’s opinion would hold if Chapel Hill was located in one of the bluest of blue states, such as California or New York? There’s a reason that DNC…
    donnamartinez, August 27, 2007
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    Update: Chatham and 10 other counties to have fall referendum on land transfer tax

    From today’s Winston-Salem Journal: According to the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, 11 counties have scheduled referendums this fall on the real-estate transfer tax. They are Brunswick, Chatham, Gates, Hoke, Macon, Moore, Pamlico, Pender, Polk, Union and Washington counties. Seven counties are planning referendums on the quarter-cent sales-tax increase.
    donnamartinez, August 27, 2007
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    Cured of sticker shock

    N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation Director Lewis Ledford opposes the Patriot’s Landing project. No surprise. Bluegreen Corp. attorney Henry Isaacson questions the “propriety of the state getting involved in a county zoning matter.” No surprise. But here’s the funny part: Bluegreen is offering to give about 100 acres…
    Sam Hieb, August 27, 2007
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    Guilford Co. featured in NY Times article on teacher turnover

    Guilford County Schools superintendent Terry Grier’s incentive pay program is front and center in this New York Times article on teacher turnover. The article’s most dead on comment comes from Tim Daly, president of the New Teacher Project. Daly calls urban school district hiring practices “a conspiracy of…
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007