NC SPIN Posts by Brad Crone


"Fantastic" Jack Hawke

On Monday night when my friend Jack Hawke presented at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter asked him how he was doing.  “I’M FANTASTIC” was the answer and he entered into his afterlife of peace and...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   November 6, 2013




Sometimes In Politics You Just Get A Gift

The past few days in Raleigh have been a whirlwind no doubt.  Most of the attention has been on the high-stakes poker game the Governor played with the Legislature and lost. The Republican lawmakers...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   September 6, 2013

A Tribute to Lauch Faircloth

Thursday, August 22 marks the 30th anniversary of the day when Lauch Faircloth saved my life and the lives of Leighton Elliott and Manuel Sowers. Mr. Faircloth was running for Governor and had been...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   August 22, 2013


Gambling expansion in North Carolina

News broke this week that the South Carolina Catawba Indian Tribe is seriously considering the purchase of a 45-acre tract of land in Cleveland County to establish a casino attraction just off...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   August 16, 2013

15 Yard penalty for taunting

Imagine if you will that Governor Pat McCrory is a star wide-receiver playing for the Carolina Panthers in a Sunday afternoon NFL game.  The Panthers are playing a longtime rival such as the...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   August 2, 2013

Sharia Law – Really?

The past few nights I have slept a lot better knowing that the General Assembly is taking time to address the Sharia Law issue in North Carolina. Thank the Lord for that.  Isn’t it evident that...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   July 10, 2013