NC Spin Articles

McCrory Makes Three Important Appointments

Governor-elect Pat McCrory demonstrated a business-like approach to taking the reins of government in the naming of three key appointments. McCrory said he told his transition team they needed to...    Read More

December 13, 2012

Who should be the NC SPIN Tar Heel of the Year?

In our final program of the year we name a person as the NC SPIN Tar Heel of the Year. Tell us who you think should win this award and why (in 150 words or less). The only criteria is that the winner...    Read More

December 8, 2012

Our Unemployment Debt

The report by the legislature’s Revenue Laws Study Commission is troublesome on several fronts – mostly because doesn’t solve the long-term problem. We incurred this 2.4 billion dollar debt for...    Read More

December 7, 2012


Here Comes Pat

With Pat McCrory not yet inaugurated as the next governor of North Carolina, there is already a conventional wisdom about his administration – that he will have to choose “which Pat” will move...    Read More

by John Hood   |   December 6, 2012


North Carolina Political Ping Pong

It's not even January and the rapid topic switching among the GOP Triple Threat (NC General Assembly, Governor-Elect) is moving like a game of ping pong. Governor-Elect wants to be sworn in early but...    Read More

December 5, 2012




How We Play the Game

An ever-cascading series of sports stories have left me sad. College athletic conferences changing and rearranging to pull in teams from bigger markets so they can command bigger TV revenues. Colleges...    Read More

December 4, 2012


Exit Right

It is understandable that every chief executive give thought to his or her legacy and contributions to the organization/state/corporation, so we fully appreciate that Governor Bev Perdue, now in the...    Read More

November 29, 2012