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Eastern North Carolina is the subject of this section of this site. It is where Downeasterners make their home. Politics is important here too.

Plans for a $32 million mixed-use investment in the Dickinson Avenue corridor are now underway by Sidewalk Development, an established real estate development firm with offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and Charleston, South Carolina
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted an Adopt a Pet Event today on the front lawn of the Executive Mansion.
We support community-based groups from down east where the Ocracoke Foundation is engaging the community in revitalizing its historic square on the Ocracoke Harbor to Craven County, where a joint effort is underway to create a small business incubator for potential entrepreneurs.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
I suppose if you thought Kay Hagan's reelection campaign was a brilliant exercise in political rhetoric, you might try to reuse her talking points to win the political debates of 2015 or the political races of 2016.
When I tell audiences that I have always been a committed Marxist, I usually get a combination of disbelieving snorts and knowing chuckles. The cleverest response goes something like this: "I can believe you've been a committed Marxist, but I can't believe they'd ever let you out!"
If North Carolina's tax burden has no effect on business decisions and the performance of the economy, as left-of-center politicians and editorialists have repeatedly insisted, then why are they so enamored with targeted tax breaks?
State lawmakers have started reviewing Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium. It sets out McCrory's General Fund spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. The General Fund makes up a significant chunk of the overall state budget of more than...
Removing outdated legal barriers to consumer health care choices could help corral rising Medicaid costs in North Carolina, reform advocates say.
In a decision released Wednesday, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners violated federal antitrust laws by engaging in self-dealing in ordering service providers that do not have dental licenses to cease and desist from whitening...
The obvious problem with the cause often identified as "states' rights" is that it has sometimes been used to defend odious practices such as slavery and segregation. There's an even more basic problem, however, and it lies in the wording of the phrase itself. Governments can have...
Governors make lots of decisions. They propose budgets. They hire Cabinet secretaries and other key state officials. They appoint members to governing boards and licensing agencies. They sign or veto bills. They offer or withhold clemency to criminals.
Craft breweries and wineries in North Carolina can sell their products to people who take a tour of their facilities. Senate Bill 24 would allow distilleries to follow suit.
If the recent review of campus-based centers by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was all an elaborate ruse to silence a critic of state Republicans, it would probably qualify as the most improbable, elaborate, and ineffective conspiracy in North Carolina history.
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against HR. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which passed the House 392-37.
Is civic literacy a 21st-century skill? The answer is a resounding "yes" from lawmakers intent on combating widespread student ignorance about the form and function of American government.
Following news reports that the Air Force is proceeding with its plans to dismantle the 440th Airlift Wing (AW) at Fort Bragg in violation of a legal mandate to first notify Congress, Senator Tillis raised his objections to such efforts.
In response to a request from Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and the Dare County Board of Commissioners, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks.
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) filed a comprehensive property insurance reform bill, SB 208, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) wrote a letter to the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Abigail Ross Hopper, requesting a public meeting in Dare County, North Carolina regarding the federal government's proposal to conduct an offshore oil and gas lease sale.
Governor Pat McCrory released a statement following the shooting of three students near UNC - Chapel Hill:
In response to a request from Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and the Dare County Board of Commissioners, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks.
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) secured an additional $4.1 million dollars from the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Morehead City Harbor this year.
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh last Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 to begin the official business of the 2015-2016 legislative session.
Today, the Department of Interior announced a draft of a five-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, which would allow only one potential lease sale for just a limited portion of the Mid- and South-Atlantic OCS regions.
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted for H.R. 596, To Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Renee Ellmers (Ellmers for Congress)Salon's Joan Walsh leaped into the breach today to defend the honor of our very own Big GovtBarbie.
Can you remember those car ads that tried to lure us into purchasing the new model proclaiming, "this is not your father's Oldsmobile?" The brand disappeared, now little more than a memory.
Today, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (SAV), co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), unanimously passed the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and now heads to the Senate floor.
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