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Outlying Politics  

In the elective process, other counties from regions far away, there is government, and there are politics.

We examine both here.

Wake County Sheriff’s Office personnel double-dipped by claiming their normal work pay while getting off-duty compensation for working at the State Fair, a report by State Auditor Beth Wood concludes
Wake County Sheriff’s Office personnel double-dipped by claiming their normal work pay while getting off-duty compensation for working at the State Fair, a report by State Auditor Beth Wood concludes
 
Please join the ENC Tea Party on Thursday evening, April 14, at 6:00 pm at La Ribera Mexican Restaurant to learn about the second option provided in the US Constitution for adding amendments - the Article V Convention of States (aka, Constitutional Convention, aka Con-Con).
Please join the ENC Tea Party on Thursday evening, April 14, at 6:00 pm at La Ribera Mexican Restaurant to learn about the second option provided in the US Constitution for adding amendments - the Article V Convention of States (aka, Constitutional Convention, aka Con-Con).
 
North Carolina House District 32 will have a new representative next year, and it appears likely it will be either seven-term Vance County commissioner Terry Garrison or Gary Lamont Miles Sr.
North Carolina House District 32 will have a new representative next year, and it appears likely it will be either seven-term Vance County commissioner Terry Garrison or Gary Lamont Miles Sr.
 
From the start, the Republican primary race between businesswoman Holly Grange and conservative activist and New Hanover County Board of Education member Tammy Covil has been a heated one.
From the start, the Republican primary race between businesswoman Holly Grange and conservative activist and New Hanover County Board of Education member Tammy Covil has been a heated one.
 
More than 700 gathered outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Complex Building in cold, sideways-rain for two hours in protest and opposition of the Charlotte City Council's transgender bathroom ordinance voted upon this evening.
More than 700 gathered outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Complex Building in cold, sideways-rain for two hours in protest and opposition of the Charlotte City Council's transgender bathroom ordinance voted upon this evening.
 
Her son has yet to turn 3, but Kamala Massey of Raleigh already is exploring alternatives to traditional public schools as she determines what's in his best educational interest.
Her son has yet to turn 3, but Kamala Massey of Raleigh already is exploring alternatives to traditional public schools as she determines what's in his best educational interest.
 
Education and health care are among the top campaign issues in House District 8, where Republican incumbent Susan Martin is seeking a second term against Democratic challenger Barbara D "Bobi" Gregory.
Education and health care are among the top campaign issues in House District 8, where Republican incumbent Susan Martin is seeking a second term against Democratic challenger Barbara D "Bobi" Gregory.
 
Incumbent state House Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, faces a familiar challenger in this year's race for House District 36 — Raleigh Democrat Lisa Baker, who last ran against Dollar in 2012.
Incumbent state House Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, faces a familiar challenger in this year's race for House District 36 — Raleigh Democrat Lisa Baker, who last ran against Dollar in 2012.
 
Republican Ken Smith says his campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Rep. William Brisson from the House District 22 seat in the General Assembly is nothing personal.
Republican Ken Smith says his campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Rep. William Brisson from the House District 22 seat in the General Assembly is nothing personal.
 
Republican Gary Pendleton believes the tax-cutting and program consolidation strategies he pursued while serving four terms as a Wake County Commissioner are a good template to follow as a state representative in House District 49.
Republican Gary Pendleton believes the tax-cutting and program consolidation strategies he pursued while serving four terms as a Wake County Commissioner are a good template to follow as a state representative in House District 49.
 
Former Person County Commissioner Larry Yarborough is a small business owner highlighting the need for jobs in his bid to win a seat as a Republican candidate in heavily Democratic House District 2.
Former Person County Commissioner Larry Yarborough is a small business owner highlighting the need for jobs in his bid to win a seat as a Republican candidate in heavily Democratic House District 2.
 
First-term Republican state Sen. Chad Barefoot is relying on his conservative credentials to win against Democratic challenger Sarah Crawford in a race judged to be competitive by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
First-term Republican state Sen. Chad Barefoot is relying on his conservative credentials to win against Democratic challenger Sarah Crawford in a race judged to be competitive by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
 
The race in state Senate District 1 was a toss-up in 2012, and it is once again as Republican incumbent Sen. Bill Cook and former Sen. Stan White square off again.
The race in state Senate District 1 was a toss-up in 2012, and it is once again as Republican incumbent Sen. Bill Cook and former Sen. Stan White square off again.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Greg McGuire as a Special Superior Court Judge for a term beginning October 13, 2014. Chief Justice Mark Martin plans to designate him as a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases at the beginning of McGuire's term. He will then preside in the Wake
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Greg McGuire as a Special Superior Court Judge for a term beginning October 13, 2014. Chief Justice Mark Martin plans to designate him as a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases at the beginning of McGuire's term. He will then preside in the Wake
 
First-term U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger faces a challenge from Michael Steinberg in the Republican primary for the 9th Congressional District.
First-term U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger faces a challenge from Michael Steinberg in the Republican primary for the 9th Congressional District.
 
McDowell County Commissioner Michael Lavender is used to running campaigns after 12 years on the board, but his current run for state Senate against incumbent Ralph Hise is a little more complicated.
McDowell County Commissioner Michael Lavender is used to running campaigns after 12 years on the board, but his current run for state Senate against incumbent Ralph Hise is a little more complicated.
 
Matt Arnold admits there is very little difference between his political views and those held by incumbent Sen. Robert Rucho. But that did not stop him from challenging the seven-term veteran lawmaker in the upcoming Republican primary for state Senate District 39 on May 6.
Matt Arnold admits there is very little difference between his political views and those held by incumbent Sen. Robert Rucho. But that did not stop him from challenging the seven-term veteran lawmaker in the upcoming Republican primary for state Senate District 39 on May 6.
 
A primary opponent is something to be expected even if you are a veteran legislator in the majority party, says state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus. After sailing through the 2012 election cycle with no opposition, Hartsell, an attorney, has drawn an opponent in the May 6 Republican primary.
A primary opponent is something to be expected even if you are a veteran legislator in the majority party, says state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus. After sailing through the 2012 election cycle with no opposition, Hartsell, an attorney, has drawn an opponent in the May 6 Republican primary.
 
State Sen. Gladys Robinson is facing her stiffest election test to date in the May 6 Democratic primary for District 28 as she squares off against former Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston.
State Sen. Gladys Robinson is facing her stiffest election test to date in the May 6 Democratic primary for District 28 as she squares off against former Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston.
 
The Republican primary for House District 94, which includes all of Alleghany County and most of Wilkes County, features two candidates with political experience and who should be familiar to Wilkes Countians.
The Republican primary for House District 94, which includes all of Alleghany County and most of Wilkes County, features two candidates with political experience and who should be familiar to Wilkes Countians.
 
Tim D'Annunzio made a shocking admission during a Saturday candidate forum: If he defeated Sean Haugh and won the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. Senate, and Gregg Brannon got the Republican nod, he would not want to split the vote in the general election and allow Democratic incumbent Kay Hag
Tim D'Annunzio made a shocking admission during a Saturday candidate forum: If he defeated Sean Haugh and won the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. Senate, and Gregg Brannon got the Republican nod, he would not want to split the vote in the general election and allow Democratic incumbent Kay Hag
 
Voters in the May 6 Republican primary for state House District 15 will choose between incumbent Phil Shepard, a two-term legislator who is a minister and civil service retiree, and Jim Morton, a farmer and retired educator running primarily on parochial issues.
Voters in the May 6 Republican primary for state House District 15 will choose between incumbent Phil Shepard, a two-term legislator who is a minister and civil service retiree, and Jim Morton, a farmer and retired educator running primarily on parochial issues.
 
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been arrested by the FBI for violating Federal corruption statutes. He has not yet resigned, but we expect that any time.
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been arrested by the FBI for violating Federal corruption statutes. He has not yet resigned, but we expect that any time.
 
An Eastern North Carolina GOP leader has filed an official complaint against state Rep. Brian Brown (R-Pitt) filled with allegations of financial impropriety and "Pay to Play."
An Eastern North Carolina GOP leader has filed an official complaint against state Rep. Brian Brown (R-Pitt) filled with allegations of financial impropriety and "Pay to Play."
 
If you can get beyond the horribly dated technology and the occasional lapse into hippie-inspired silliness, the classic late-1960s libertarian-themed television
If you can get beyond the horribly dated technology and the occasional lapse into hippie-inspired silliness, the classic late-1960s libertarian-themed television
 
When Arthur Gordon came across an abandoned, dilapidated house on two acres of overgrown land three miles from his popular downtown Raleigh
When Arthur Gordon came across an abandoned, dilapidated house on two acres of overgrown land three miles from his popular downtown Raleigh
 
State Auditor Beth Wood had three words for a recent audit of the town of Princeville's finances: "It's pretty bad."
State Auditor Beth Wood had three words for a recent audit of the town of Princeville's finances: "It's pretty bad."
 
Gov. Pat McCrory is taking a hands-off approach to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport imbroglio and recommends lawmakers slow their fast-track...
Gov. Pat McCrory is taking a hands-off approach to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport imbroglio and recommends lawmakers slow their fast-track...
 
Charlotte officials believe Senate Republicans have an ulterior motive in sponsoring legislation to create a regional authority to own and operate Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Charlotte officials believe Senate Republicans have an ulterior motive in sponsoring legislation to create a regional authority to own and operate Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
 
What began as a research study on domestic violence has turned into "See The Triumph," a project aimed at connecting and empowering victims.
What began as a research study on domestic violence has turned into "See The Triumph," a project aimed at connecting and empowering victims.
 
A Monday event in Whiteville honoring former state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus, has been canceled, Carolina Journal has learned. According to a man associated with the event who did not want to be identified, Soles decided...
A Monday event in Whiteville honoring former state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus, has been canceled, Carolina Journal has learned. According to a man associated with the event who did not want to be identified, Soles decided...
 
Players continue to plunk cash down to play online sweepstakes games at the former Randy Parton Theatre in Roanoke Rapids despite a state Supreme Court ruling banning the electronic diversions.
Players continue to plunk cash down to play online sweepstakes games at the former Randy Parton Theatre in Roanoke Rapids despite a state Supreme Court ruling banning the electronic diversions.
 
Tomatoes that don't rot for a year; sunscreen made from watermelons; and super-cancer-fighting broccoli: These are but a few of the wonders on display at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.
Tomatoes that don't rot for a year; sunscreen made from watermelons; and super-cancer-fighting broccoli: These are but a few of the wonders on display at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.
 
When I was introduced to the work of award-winning novelist Guy Owen, I found an author whose subject matter captivated my attention.
When I was introduced to the work of award-winning novelist Guy Owen, I found an author whose subject matter captivated my attention.
 
America always has had richer and poorer people. In the past, they were different primarily in the amount of money they had.
America always has had richer and poorer people. In the past, they were different primarily in the amount of money they had.
 
North Carolina's graduation rate ranks about in the middle of the pack in relation to other states around the country.
North Carolina's graduation rate ranks about in the middle of the pack in relation to other states around the country.
 
The director of state facilities for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled said his department will continue to offer annual voter registration and voting assistance for patients and residents.
The director of state facilities for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled said his department will continue to offer annual voter registration and voting assistance for patients and residents.
 
UNC Healthcare CEO Dr. Bill Roper educated state legislators Dec. 11 about what he called five "myths" of health care at a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services meeting held to discuss the future of health care.
UNC Healthcare CEO Dr. Bill Roper educated state legislators Dec. 11 about what he called five "myths" of health care at a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services meeting held to discuss the future of health care.
 
Watauga County mountain man Eustace Conway's passion for teaching primitive living came to a sudden halt in October when local government officials shut down his operation, citing safety and health concerns.
Watauga County mountain man Eustace Conway's passion for teaching primitive living came to a sudden halt in October when local government officials shut down his operation, citing safety and health concerns.
 
Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the traditional seasonal column by a sly journalist or political analyst asserting that the exchange of Christmas gifts is a major lose-lose for the economy.
Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the traditional seasonal column by a sly journalist or political analyst asserting that the exchange of Christmas gifts is a major lose-lose for the economy.
 
The day before the Obama administration's deadline for states to declare whether they will create a state health insurance exchange to comply with the president's national health reform law.
The day before the Obama administration's deadline for states to declare whether they will create a state health insurance exchange to comply with the president's national health reform law.
 
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