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Sen. Thom Tillis (NC-R) on bipartisanship

Sen. Thom Tillis (NC-R) on bipartisanship

PRESS RELEASE from U.S. Senator Thom Tillis “It’s time to get past the election results, get over it and get to work. It’s time to recognize that real people sent a mandate, but the mandate wasn’t Republican, wasn’t far-right, wasn’t far-left. All they said was produce results. I’m going to produce results. I’m going to […]

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 […]

Editorial: the sins of the past

Editorial:  the sins of the past

Maybe each generation feels the only way to advance our civilization is to break free of our past. If only it was that easy. Instead of being given a clean slate by the former commissioners – Bill Eckler, Julius Owens, Bo Richard, Eddie Holland, Greg Lovelace, our elected commissioners in 2014 were forced to pay […]

Sen. Tillis asks for bi-partisan support for Gorsuch for the Supreme Court

Sen. Tillis asks for bi-partisan support for Gorsuch for the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch: “Judge Neil Gorsuch is an incredibly qualified and mainstream choice to serve on the Supreme Court. He has proven himself to be a judge who […]

Trump says “You’re fired” to acting Attorney General

Trump says “You’re fired” to acting Attorney General

WASHINGTON,  D.C. — Accusing her of betrayal and insubordination, Donald Trump fired acting US Attorney General Sally Yates after she publicly questioned whether his controversial refugee and immigration ban was constitutional and refused to defend it in court. Trump’s executive order temporarily halted the entire US refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations […]

Editorial: Where do our D.C. elected officials stand on immigration & refugee changes?

Editorial: Where do our D.C. elected officials stand on immigration & refugee changes?

National news has kept the reporters busy in Washington. Yet, it is not Washington that we really have any influence over. It is the officials we elect to represent us. If you want your opinion to be really heard, get away from the Facebook arguments/rants and call your representatives. The county website contains contact information. […]

ACLU receives $24 million over weekend for “extreme vetting” fight

ACLU receives $24 million over weekend for “extreme vetting” fight

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24 million in donations over weekend amid the backlash over President Trump’s executive orders. ACLU received more than 350,000 donations totaling while the organization usually receives about $4 million per year. A federal judge in New York blocked part of Trump’s order Saturday giving an emergency stay to […]

Garland Byers, Jr. recommended for vacant Board of Education seat

Garland Byers, Jr. recommended for vacant Board of Education seat

RUTHERFORDTON —The executive committee of the local GOP met Thursday to recommend a replacement for the vacant seat on the Rutherford County Board of Education.  The GOP committee recommended Garland Byers, Jr. to the Board to represent the Chase school district. “I appreciate the process by which the Rutherford County Republican Executive Committee selected a […]

Politics: RC GOP meets Thursday at 6 p.m.- Republicans welcome

Politics: RC GOP meets Thursday at 6 p.m.- Republicans welcome

The Rutherford County Republican Party will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the County Annex. ALL Republicans are welcome. Get involved for the good of the county. At this meeting the agenda contains a motion to change the local GOP plan of organization. With the former representative Mike Hager to make a presentation on appointments, […]

Nikki Haley confirmed as ambassador; McMaster is new S.C. governor

Nikki Haley confirmed as ambassador; McMaster is new S.C. governor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Carolina has a new governor Tuesday. Nikki Haley was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to leaving South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster to step in as governor. As a part of Trump’s cabinet, Haley would see a pay raise from $106,000 as governor to $187,000 as ambassador. […]