Barry Smith


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  • Tim Moore nominated for second term as House speaker

    Rep. Tim Moore House Republicans have nominated Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, for a second term as speaker. The vote among the GOP caucus was unanimous, according to a press report from Moore’s office. Said Moore: “I am grateful for the opportunity and honored to have the unanimous support of…
    Barry Smith, November 21, 2016
  • Rep. John Bell picked as new House GOP leader

    Rep. John Bell House Republicans have selected Rep. John Bell, R-Wayne, as their new majority leader. Bell, who previously was the caucus’ majority whip, replaces former Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, who resigned earlier this summer. The GOP caucus elected Rep. Dean Arp, R-Union, to take Bell’s place as…
    Barry Smith, August 30, 2016
  • Is a Trump nomination inevitable? These guys say ‘no’

    So you think Donald Trump is the inevitable GOP nominee for president. Well, maybe not, say Eric O’Keefe and David Rivkin, writing in the Wall Street Journal. O’Keefe, who is on the boards of the Citizens in Charge Foundation and the Wisconson Club for Growth, and Rivkin, a constitutional…
    Barry Smith, June 13, 2016
  • Elections officials say they want to recognize you

    With the new voter ID requirement taking effect during the March 15 primary, the State Board of Elections has put out a new public service announcement reminding voters that they’ll need to have a photo ID to cast a ballot this year. It also tells voters what to…
    Barry Smith, February 4, 2016
  • Political football? Senators from Super Bowl 50 states place a wager

    Super Bowl 50 has become a, pardon the pun, political football as the big game approaches. When Sunday night’s game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos is played, more than the  Vince Lombardi Trophy will be on the line. The ramifications being played out next week…
    Barry Smith, February 4, 2016
  • Map Act video shows deteriorated property

    As the date for oral arguments on North Carolina’s Map Act approaches in the N.C. Supreme Court, plaintiffs attorneys have released a video showing a neighborhood affected by the act. The video shows a number of houses, both one-story and two-story, in a cul-de-sac. Most are quite…
    Barry Smith, February 3, 2016
  • Committee continues digging into occupational licensing

    Mike Mullis talks to a legislative oversight committee about landscape architects. A legislative oversight subcommittee is pushing ahead with its review of the administration of occupational licensing in North Carolina. Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, who chairs the occupational licenses subcommittee, said lawmakers want to take a look at…
    Barry Smith, February 2, 2016
  • NC lowers flags in memory of California shooting victims

    The U.S. flag flies at half-staff over the N.C. Capitol in Raleigh. Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered the U.S. and N.C. flags on state buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of the shooting victims in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday. The governor said: “Ann and…
    Barry Smith, December 3, 2015