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Is North Carolina the State of Technology?

| January 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

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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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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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “How will the lack of experienced Legislators affect the General Assembly?”

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! – Question to Peg O’Connell: “110 of the 170 elected legislators in our General Assembly less than five years experience. What does that tell you about how business will be conducted? Does this mean that those with more experience will dominate the session and does it give legislative staffers more authority?”

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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “What are the benefits of dredging Beaufort Inlet?”

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – Question to Doug Raymond: “We spend a lot of time talking about creating jobs in our state but in our Port at Morehead City we can potentially lose many jobs due to shoaling. Twice recently restrictions have been put on ships entering Beaufort Inlet. Ships are now limited to a keel depth […]

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Berger’s bill offers gay marriage opt-out for magistrates

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Amanda Lehmert, Greensboro News-Record, January 29, 2015. State Sen. Phil Berger filed legislation Wednesday that would allow magistrates and register of deeds employees to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses or marrying couples if they have a religious objection to gay marriage. Berger (R-Rockingham) promised last fall to file the legislation after a magistrate […]

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Business calls for more transportation spending, but no more taxers

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Bruce Siceloff, News and Observer, January 28, 2015. North Carolina business leaders on Wednesday called for the legislature to increase state transportation spending by billions of dollars over the coming decade – but they refused to discuss possible new taxes. “We’re not endorsing any specific idea,” Lew Ebert, president of the N.C. Chamber, told […]

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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “What impact will UNC sexual violence course have?”

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – Question to John Hood:  “UNC Chapel Hill is requiring all students to take an online sexual violence and harassment course and threatening that if students fail to do so they may be blocked out of registering for classes. The action is a result of five women to request the federal government investigate […]

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Changes in teacher training proposed

| January 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Jane Stencil, News and Observer, January 27, 2015. Major changes could be coming to North Carolina’s public university teacher training programs, which have seen a precipitous drop in students in the past five years. At a daylong summit Tuesday that drew state leaders from all levels of education, seven proposals were unveiled that could […]

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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “What will happen with new General Assembly gathering rules?”

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – Question to Chris Fitzsimon: “A memo posted on the General Assembly’s website lists new rules for gathering in the legislature’s second floor rotunda. It says the new rules are established so that lawmakers and staffers can conduct business without obstructions. This was obviously an attempt to manage the Moral Monday crowds in the […]

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