NC Spin Articles

Let’s Go to Work

A strange bank robbery provides a commentary on America today. A man went into a bank and handed the teller a note demanding one dollar and health care. He wasn’t crazy. He was desperate. The robber...    Read More

August 2, 2012

Just askin'

Why does UNC Chapel Hill need 115 full and part time employees in the academic support program for athletes? According to the News and Observer (7/29) these people track academic progress, tutor and...    Read More

July 29, 2012

Call me Crazy.....

Crazy me. I thought North Carolina was having budget problems, but that is obviously wrong. Otherwise they wouldn’t be advertising to lease more than 1 million square feet of office space that will...    Read More

July 27, 2012

Sequestration Could Cost NC Thousands of Jobs

It is estimated there are 30,000 civilian employees at Fort Bragg, Camp LeJeune, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and the Coast Guard Air Station. These jobs are...    Read More

July 26, 2012

Duke Wanted Out – So Do We

Former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson testified before the NC Utilities Commission that after federal regulators failed to approve the Duke-Progress “merger” for a second time, Duke Energy...    Read More

July 20, 2012

Mr. Publisher

Being in the media business is like wading through quicksand. Every time you think you’ve found firm ground you start sinking. Not long ago we depended on the newspaper for news, then radio...    Read More

July 19, 2012

NC SPIN panelists opine on elections

John Hood There were no great surprises in the runoff results, at least not to my mind. Former Labor Commissioner John Brooks retained just enough name recognition to get the Democratic nomination for...    Read More

July 18, 2012

Nobody Cared. Even so, we spent $18 per vote

There were winners and losers in Tuesday’s runoff elections but the big losers were the taxpayers of our state, who shelled out a reported four million dollars only to have 3.5 percent registered...    Read More

July 18, 2012

No More Runoffs

North Carolina taxpayers are about to spend several million dollars on Tuesday’s runoff election. According to state statutes if no candidate in a race receives 40 percent of the votes cast in a...    Read More

July 12, 2012