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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
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    Charlotte Observer calls for total redo of 9th District Congressional race

    A new election between Republican mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready in the disputed 9th District Congressional race would not be just, says the Charlotte Observer. There should be a complete redo–meaning another primary open to all candidates, including–you guessed it–lame-duck Rep. Robert Pittenger, whom Harris defeated in the…
    Sam Hieb, December 10, 2018
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    Forsyth County spending spree

    Mind you in the November election voters rejected a 1/4-cent sales tax hike to pay for a new Forsyth County courthouse. The courthouse project is still a go, but now county commissioners have to figure out how to pay for the proposed $15.5 million parking deck that…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2018
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    George H.W. Bush: Patriot, Statesman, President

    Marc Rotterman, a veteran of the Reagan administration and host of Front Row with Marc Rotterman on UNC-TV, reflects on the passing of the 41st president of the United States, who will be buried Thursday in Texas. Rotterman  also looks back at the “what if” of 1992: In the…
    Donna Martinez, December 6, 2018