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NC Sen. Ralph Hise campaign money discrepancies

NC Sen. Ralph Hise campaign money discrepancies

RALEIGH – The blog of Greg Flynn presents interesting and potentially important material regarding the campaign funds of N.C. Senator Ralph Hise showing excess loan repayment to himself and consistently filing reports with incomplete information. Among Hise’s constituents in District 47 are Rutherford County, Polk County and McDowell County. Below are excerpts from Flynn’s blog […]

Governor Roy Cooper’s state of the State

Governor Roy Cooper’s state of the State

RALEIGH – Last evening, Governor Roy Cooper made his state of the State address. His transcript if printed in its entirely below. The emphasis is ours. He is right in “the people of North Carolina are watching.” Mar 13, 2017 Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tem, Members of the General Assembly, Council of State, Judiciary […]

Chimney Rock Precinct Democrats organize

Chimney Rock Precinct Democrats organize

LAKE LURE — Members of the Chimney Rock Precinct Democratic Party met Monday night at the precinct polling location, the Mountains Branch Library, to elect officers and delegates. Esther Lusk, appointed Acting Chair by Rutherford County Democratic Chair Allison Garren, convened the meeting. Acting Secretary Ken Jordan presented a message to those assembled. Officers elected were Chair, […]

Out and About – Town Hall Meeting – February 26, 2017

Out and About – Town Hall Meeting – February 26, 2017

RUTHERFORDTON – A crowd of fifty or more people from our extended community called a town hall meeting on Saturday at Crestview Park. Patrick McHenry, Sen. Burr, and Sen. Thom Tillis were invited to attend the event to hear their constituents’ concerns. Despite their non-attendance the event went on – with individuals stepping up one by […]

RC Indivisibles host Saturday Recess Town Hall

RC Indivisibles host Saturday Recess Town Hall

Rutherfordton, NC February 25, 2017 11 a.m. A local grassroots group, Rutherford County Indivisible, has invited the three North Carolina 10th Congressional District members of congress to a Town Hall on Saturday, February 25, at 11 a.m. The event will be held at the picnic shelter in Crestview Park in Rutherfordton, NC., rain or shine. […]

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 […]

NC Supremes Reverse the Court of Appeals, Restores Block on the Board of Elections

NC Supremes Reverse the Court of Appeals, Restores Block on the Board of Elections

The North Carolina Supreme Court reversed a ruling by the NC Court of Appeals and restored a temporary hold on the implementation of the NCGOP’s sudden changes to the boards of elections. The actual trial is scheduled to be held on March 7. To review: 1. In  NC General Assembly Special Session # 4  the NCGA […]

N.C. Governor Cooper offers compromise to repeal House Bill 2

N.C. Governor Cooper offers compromise to repeal House Bill 2

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper, joined by Democratic Legislative leaders Representative Darren Jackson and Senator Dan Blue, proposed a compromise to repeal House Bill 2. The offer would repeal House Bill 2 while addressing all stated Republican concerns. The proposal includes: A full repeal of House Bill 2 Tougher penalties for crimes committed in restrooms and […]

Black History Month – Share your story

Black History Month –  Share your story

RALEIGH — Governor Cooper signed a proclamation declaring February 2017 Black History Month. He also released a new video celebrating the beginning of Black History Month. In the video, Governor Cooper encouraged North Carolinians across the state to submit their stories about the importance of Black History Month and where they would like to see North […]

Politics: N.C. representives vote on the ACA repeal

Politics: N.C. representives vote on the ACA repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — How did NC legislators vote on the Budget Reconciliation Bill? Both North Carolina’s U.S. Senators Burr and Tillis voted for repeal North Carolina U.S. Representatives Budd, Foxx, Holding, Hudson, McHenry, Meadows, Pittenger, Rouzer, and Walker voted FOR repeal. Representatives Adams, Butterfield, Jones, and Price voted AGAINST Nearly 550,000 North Carolinians purchased health […]