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    A word of warning

    There was a report this morning of arson fires at several black churches that gave me a flashback to the summer of 1996, when I was still managing editor of The Herald-Sun in Durham. From June to September of that year there were hysterical reports of huge…
    Locker Room contributor, June 29, 2015
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    Durham wants me to pay rent on something I already own

    I got a letter yesterday from Donald Long, the director of Durham’s Solid Waste Management department. In that letter he gave me, and everyone in Durham, I imagine, the good news that the city would begin, on July 1, charging a $1.50 per month rental fee for those large…
    Locker Room contributor, May 27, 2015
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    Tax-funded rail spur, costing $24 million, is unused at Global Transpark

    Reporting for Carolina Journal, Don Carrington follows up on what happened to the deal with Spirit AeroSystems at the Global TransPark. When Gov. Mike Easley announced in May 2008 that Wichita, Kan.-based Spirit AeroSystems would open an aircraft component manufacturing plant at the Global TransPark in Kinston, he said…
    donnamartinez, March 30, 2015
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    Will They Ever Pay The $3.5 Billion They Owe?

    Federal News Radio reports on the continuing problem of federal employees not paying their taxes.  More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes, according to 2014 data from the IRS. Although the number of tax delinquent feds decreased by about…
    donnamartinez, March 26, 2015
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    We Should Be Thanking Legislators & The Governor For a Vigorous Debate

    I find it curious that some in the chattering class seem to want legislative reformers to all think alike and have little discussion and debate over decisions that will impact North Carolinians for years to come. It seems that the marketplace of ideas is now viewed as a problem. I…
    donnamartinez, March 26, 2015
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    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz In Raleigh April 13

    You’re invited to join the John Locke Foundation as we host one of the most dynamic limited-government conservatives on the scene today, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Registration and ticket information here. Monday, April 13, 2015 12:00 p.m. North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 In…
    donnamartinez, March 24, 2015
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    Who Is The Highest Paid School Superintendent In North Carolina?

    The highest paid school superintendent in North Carolina is Bill Harrison, head of the Alamance-Burlington system. Reporting earlier this month from myfox8.com. shows Harrison’s salary is causing controversy.  “Now we know where our taxes are going to,” said resident Debbie Underwood who can’t believe Harrison is the highest paid…
    donnamartinez, March 24, 2015
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    Headline Of The Day: “Orange County offering free money to small business and farm programs”

    From the Triangle Business Journal: Orange County offering free money to small business and farm programs The story: The county has, so far, about $200,000 in the kitty for small businesses and about $120,000 for the ag-related applicants, says Steve Brantley, director of Orange County Economic Development,…
    donnamartinez, March 20, 2015