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COLUMN: Political balloons

COLUMN: Political balloons

Well, 10 days have gone by since another of former Rep. Mike Hager’s trial balloons was floated. Hager, despite his dividing arguments with the State GOP party and his unscheduled departure from the N.C. General Assembly, in an interview says he will be operating as a lobbyist soon. When Hager first left office, he was […]

News-Observer reports Mike Hager to become lobbyist

News-Observer reports Mike Hager to become lobbyist

RALEIGH — Former Representative Mike Hager was reported as saying he’s launching a lobbying firm, Hager Strategic Solutions. It will have no other lobbyists on staff. According to state law, Hager will have to officially register as a lobbyist in a few weeks once his six-month “cooling off period” ends. elected officials must wait six […]

OPINION: Former Rep. Mike Hager’s road to resignation

OPINION: Former Rep. Mike Hager’s road to resignation

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The resignation of former representative Mike Hager has caused speculation among many for the real reasons behind it. After serving almost 6 years in the legislature Hager had risen to the powerful House Majority Leader position after serving as the Majority Whip. His resignation was unexpected-maybe even to him. While it is […]

TJCA’s headmaster email invite to McCrory Fundraiser causes controversy

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — RC Catalyst received a copy of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) headmaster Joe Maimone’s fundraiser email invitation for the McCrory event Sat. evening(See below.).  The e-mail was sent through the official distribution list to Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy parents and others. > Subject: Governor McCrory at ICC Saturday at 530PM! >> Reply-To: […]

The race to replace N.C. House Rep. Mike Hager

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. – The phones have been ringing off the hook for nominating or positioning candidates to replace Mike Hager’s seat in the N.C. legislature. The local party makes a recommendation to the governor for a replacement on the ballot and to finish the term. The deadline is looming. There has been a short […]

Election Buzz —Hager’s “resignation”

Election Buzz —Hager’s “resignation”

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. Election Buzz August 14, 2016   District 112 State Representative — N.C. GOP state chairman Robin Hayes’ memo called a Aug. 17, 2016 meeting of the Burke and Rutherford Counties’ Republican executive committees to nominate a replacement for Rep. Mike Hager. Hager is in his third term in the state house and had filed […]

Rep. Mike Hager resigns; GOP seeks replacement

Rep. Mike Hager resigns; GOP seeks replacement

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. – The following notice of a GOP meeting Wednesday has served as notice of Rep. Mike Hager’s resignation as District 112 representative. The executive committees of the GOP in both Burke and Rutherford Counties will meet to recommend a replacement for governor appointment. There will be more details forthcoming.

State epidemiologist resigns; Accuses state officials of misleading the public in well water safety near coal ash ponds.

State epidemiologist resigns; Accuses state officials of misleading the public in well water safety near coal ash ponds.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Megan Davies, M.D, the state’s epidemiologist, resigned her position Wednesday afternoon, accusing officials in the state’s environmental and health agencies of misleading the public in safety advisories for well owners near Duke Energy coal ash ponds. In her resignation letter, Dr. Davies cited an editorial issued this week from the Department of […]

Political Rumors: The Daily Haymaker reports Rep.Hager considering resignation

Political Rumors: The Daily Haymaker reports Rep.Hager considering resignation

The Daily Haymaker, a Carolinas political blog,  reported the following: An awful lot of political eyes are on House Majority leader Mike Hager (R).  The word on the street is that he has job offers (1) to be a lobbyist, or (2) to work for Donald Trump.  His third option is to run for reelection, and […]

HB100: Infrastructure & School funds held hostage for local govt. anti-immigrant law enforcement

HB100: Infrastructure & School funds held hostage for local govt. anti-immigrant law enforcement

RALEIGH – Our local representation in Raleigh, N.C. Senator Ralph Hise and N.C. Representative Mike Hager, voted for the passage of HB100.  This controversial bill affecting local identification, privacy of those excused from jury duty, and most importantly withdrawal of infrastructure and school funding if found in violation of anti-immigrant law passed its third reading […]

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