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    New McCrae Dowless sighting–this time in Columbus County

    News & Observer reports on yet another absentee ballot controversy, this one involving the sheriff’s race in Columbus County. As it stands now, Republican challenger Jody Greene defeated Democrat incumbent Sheriff Lewis Hatcher by fewer than 40 votes.Greene has been sworn in as the new sheriff, but the board…
    Sam Hieb, December 21, 2018
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    Cooper’s priorities for 2019

    Cleaning out my notebook and found notes from Governor Cooper’s address to the NC Rural Assembly on November 16, 2018.  He outlined his priorities for 2019. 2018 wraps on a contentious note between the governor and the General Assembly, i.e. voter ID veto and overrides and a lawsuit already,…
    Becki Gray, December 20, 2018
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    Greensboro council hires contractor for $22m downtown parking deck

    At last night’s meeting, the Greensboro City Council hired the construction manager-at-risk for the $22 million parking deck at the corner of Eugene and Bellmeade streets—one of two downtown parking decks the city is funding: The council voted 9-0 to appoint a construction-management company to work out a plan…
    Sam Hieb, December 19, 2018
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    Mark Harris’ WBTV interview

    In case you missed it—or in case you’ve heard about and have not watched the full 15-minute interview with embattled 9th Congressional District candidate Mark Harris –here it is. Watch and draw your own conclusions.
    Sam Hieb, December 17, 2018
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    More, not fewer monuments and markers. Clinton leads the way.

    After months of controversy, protests and discussion about southern history, confederate monuments and the appropriate way to remember our history and learn from the past, I was touched by a recent news report out of Clinton.  Instead of destroying and eliminating confederate monuments we need more monuments, more memorials and…
    Becki Gray, December 15, 2018
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    $4 million (more) to widen U.S. 70 for Publix

    Greensboro News & Recordreports the Greensboro-area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to “boost the budget” by $4 million to widen U.S. 70 in guilford County to accommodate a planned Publix distribution center: Among other benefits, the 1.2-mile highway project will help serve the Publix development, said Mike Mills, a division…
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018
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    Fox News gives Crazy Bernie equal time

    Sorry our liberal friends missed ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ last night. Baier conducts a seven-minute interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders on various subjects, including Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen war and the potential government shutdown. So much for Fox News being a mouthpiece for the Trump administration.
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018
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    Feds urge CON action in exchange for Obamacare waivers

    On the blog last week I did a small series on “healthcare freedom.” I detailed policy reforms that were recommended by a federal report to states for the purpose of increasing choice, freedom, and competition in their state…
    Jordan Roberts, December 10, 2018