Archive: Nov 2012 (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online about Republicans’ historic gains in the latest county commissioner elections across North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal documents the impact of the “Great Unbundling” of traditional mainstream media.
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2012
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    ACC sues Maryland over exit fee

    Lawsuit filed here in Guilford County, home of ACC headquarters. Surprised to see the conference jump the legal gun before entering into negotiations with Maryland. A settlement might still be reached —and probably will. But what if this plays out in court and the ACC loses? Update: AP…
    Sam Hieb, November 28, 2012
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    Why Are There So Many Empty Classrooms On College Campuses?

    Duke Cheston writes a very interesting piece on the utilization of classroom space on college campuses. On one hand, we continually hear students demanding more sections  of courses. On the other hand, classrooms sit empty for big chunks of the day and evening. I wonder if any legislators will…
    donnamartinez, November 28, 2012
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    Durham And Orange Counties, Sales Tax Hike For Transit Is Coming

    Durham County’s voter-approved half-cent sales tax hike will be imposed on April 1, as it will in Orange County.  Last month, JLF’s former Director of Research, Michael Sanera, provided this data on rail transit, which is a key element of the Triangle counties’ transit plan and the reason this…
    donnamartinez, November 28, 2012
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    The ACC on the brink?

    Says here that the Atlantic Coast Conference has sued the University of Maryland for just north of $52 million for the Terps decision to leave the ACC and join the Big Ten. The ACC claims that that amount — three times its yearly operating budget — is that current…
    Michael Lowrey, November 28, 2012
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    The Great Unbundling

    The traditional news media is in decline. Many conservatives think this is both a good thing and the result of a populace that is increasingly rejecting its traditional biases. JLF head John Hood, a former print reporter himself, disagrees in his column today: “The Internet” is not a news…
    Michael Lowrey, November 28, 2012
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    Stroke! Stroke!

    Recently, Asheville City Council approved a rickshaw service for downtown. Tonight, Councilman Cecil Bothwell mentioned plans in the works to approve a twelve-man pedal bus. A driver would steer and brake, and the passengers would pedal and consume alcohol. An onboard motor would be available in case the drunks couldn’t…
    Leslee Kulba, November 27, 2012
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    All Washed Up

    The Asheville Water Disagreement continues to make headlines, although little new seems to be announced. Even the photos are recycled. The latest publication claims Hendersonville was not interested in the regional authority. It just happened that they needed help with their XXXXy sewage system at the same time. Folks…
    Leslee Kulba, November 27, 2012