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Attention Charlotte and Triad viewers

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

          Don’t forget this Sunday NC SPIN will debut on WCCB CW 18 at 6:30 a.m. in Charlotte and in the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point market on WXLV ABC 45 at 7:30 a.m. Be sure to watch….and tell your friends about Balanced Debate for the Old North State

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The jig is up comrades; head for the hills

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch, January 28, 2015. Intrepid Civitas sleuths have unearthed our vast and shadowy network Urgent Memorandum To: All current and former assets in the Vast and Shadowy Network of Leftist North Carolina Activists (“VSNLNCA” aka “VSN-NC”) From: Agent R-JC-PW-2 Date: 1/28/15 Re: Abort all subversive activities immediately; report to previously designated site […]

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Is North Carolina the State of Technology?

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Ann Revell, WRAL Techwire, January 30, 2015. We may have significant work to do, but North Carolina is on its way. At least, that’s the intimation of the North Carolina Technology Association’s (NCTA) first North Carolina State of Technology Industry Report (NCSTIR) released online on Friday. This overview of the state’s tech sector will be unveiled in Charlotte, and […]

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Vows sworn in churches

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, January 30, 2015. Lord, deliver us – the Supreme Court is about to tell us who can and can’t marry.   Marriage as an institution twists and turns back into the mists of time but will a judge even ask how – and why – it began? Are roots […]

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Profiles in courage from NC Chamber

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by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, January 29, 2015. Folks at the North Carolina Chamber want state lawmakers to do something about the shortage of funding to build and maintain roads in North Carolina, but would rather not talk about how to raise the money to pay for it. Chamber leaders […]

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New Homes for NC SPIN!

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

NC SPIN is excited to find new homes in Charlotte and the Triad starting this Sunday! Charlotte area residents can watch us on WCCB CW18 – Sunday’s 6:30 AM     Triad area residents can watch up on WXVL ABC45 – Sunday’s at 7:30 AM         Tune in and watch out for […]

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NC SPIN episode # 848 – Air Date 2/1/15

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Topics: UNC Accreditation, Double-speak or just lowering the bar?, Teacher tenure and longevity pay, #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Rufus Edmiston, former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, columist, Carolina Journal John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation Tom Campbell, Moderator

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A season to govern

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, January 30, 2015. The writer of Ecclesiastes was correct. For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. The 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions made, arguably, some of the most dramatic changes in the past century. As this new session of […]

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An ominous start to the General Assembly

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, January 29, 2015. The conventional wisdom in Raleigh before state lawmakers came back to town this week was that this General Assembly session would be less contentious than the last two, that leaders of the Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate wanted to see […]

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529’s: Big blunder in Washington, barely noticed in Raleigh

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Doug Clark, Off the Record, Greensboro News-Record, January 29, 2015. It was “the first political debacle of 2015″ for President Obama, wrote Charles Lane of the Washington Post: “Under fire from Republicans and even House Democratic leaders, the White House withdrew this week its plan to end the tax-free status of the college savings accounts known […]

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