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The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today held a press conference in front of the attorney general's office and launched a petition asking North Carolinians across the state to urge Attorney General Roy Cooper to support ending sanctuary cities in North Carolina.
With the release of a 30-second television ad broadcast during last night's Republican Primary Presidential Debate, Moore County GOP Executive Committee Member and communications professional Kay R. Daly announced that she is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress.
The North Carolina Republican Party today delivered in-kind campaign contribution forms to the Raleigh News & Observer after its editorial board endorsed Attorney General Roy Cooper in a bizarre editorial over the weekend. Remarkably, the paper's endorsement came before Cooper answered a single...
An information and public input meeting regarding the scope of Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services and the recent EMS study will be held at the John A. Wilkinson Community Center, 144 W. Main Street, Belhaven, NC at 6:30 PM on October 20, 2015. EMS Director, John Flemming will give a...
Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014, a report that assembles data from a variety of sources to assess the relative safety of public schools in each state.
This week Carolina Journal reported on an important ruling against an occupational license in Texas. State leaders should take note.
Much happened in the final hours of the General Assembly session, some good, some bad, and altogether too much in general for those interested in good government to rest easy. The process used had a worrisome lack of openness and transparency.
Last week, the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the state's annual teacher turnover report. The overall turnover rate for the 2014-2015 school year climbed to 14.84 percent, a 0.7 percent increase from a year prior. The release of the report generated extensive media coverage, a...
One of the many things I like about North Carolina is a provision in the NC General Statutes that forbids collective bargaining by public employees. Thanks to that law, North Carolina public employee unions are, politically, relatively weak. In states without such laws, on the other hand, public...
Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released student performance data for all schools and school districts in the state. The release included school performance grades, end-of-course and end-of-grade achievement level results, school accountability growth data, the 4-year and...
The truth is that education school enrollment is dropping nationwide. According to the latest Title II reports published by the U.S. Department of Education, there was a 30 percent drop in education school enrollment between the 2008-09 and 2012-13 school years. Nearly 110,000 fewer students...
This year's legislative session turned out to be an ideological struggle, not between Republicans and Democrats but between two factions within the Republican Party. This tension goes to the heart of one's belief in free markets as the most moral and efficient way to organize economic activity...
Lately the media has made a huge issue of immigration, especially illegal immigration and the whole Anchor Baby issue.
The average annual income in North Carolina is just over $40,000. But senior-level bureaucrats in the University of North Carolina system's General Administration (GA)-who take home six-figure salaries-say they need a raise. This Friday, the system's Board of Governors will vote on a proposed...
Two of the most prominent liberals in the Senate have joined forces to take on the big banks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has announced that he is teaming up with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to co-sponsor her bill that would reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
It has been 2 weeks since the "Great Republican Debate" and the froth and blow is going strong.
Eric Cantor is a young Virginia Republican who is wise beyond his years.
North Carolina Republican Leadership Initiative (RLI) fellow and educator Amy Blake Lewis was highlighted by the Republican National Committee for her work to engage voters in the state. As an RLI fellow, Amy is working to organize teams and build relationships in her community to create a long last
North Carolina features "undoubtedly the premier governor's race of the country" for 2016, and if the election were held today GOP Gov. Pat McCrory would be re-elected despite shaky approval ratings, said Tom Jensen, director of the Raleigh-based firm Public Policy Polling.
Casting himself as a champion of traditional North Carolina values under assault by a wayward Republican governor and General Assembly, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Monday he is running for governor against GOP incumbent Pat McCrory "to set a new direction."
There are two sets of videos that are fully representative of today's Democrat Party making their appointed rounds, and, remarkably, at their core, well represents what it means to suffer from the condition known as Liberal
Hillary B. Clinton is speaking now about her e-mails after admonishing congressional Republicans for their position against Iran getting a nuclear device, which was just after her discussion of female inequality in America.
There were very few surprises during this summer's three-week federal court hearing to decide the fate of election reform legislation that was passed in 2013 and implemented in 2014 -- but there was one big revelation.
Many of the controversies roiling public education are traceable to a system that assigns students to schools based on where they live. One North Carolina community that is working hard to remedy this problem through expanding educational opportunity is the town of Wake Forest.
On Friday, August 28, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) filed suit against the City of Belmont, North Carolina, alleging violations of state public records law.
Sixty-plus days past a July 1st deadline and North Carolina still has no state budget. One issue that many think is prolonging the current stalemate is what to do about teacher assistants (TAs). The best way to break the impasse is for the General Assembly to follow the state Senate's lead and...
In June, Wake County commissioners approved an extra $44.6 million for Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS). About half the money will go for raises and additional pay; $16 million for teacher pay, $1.8 million for teachers who take on extra duties, and another $6 million for 3 percent raises for...
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