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State Lawmaker Saw First Hand that Inland Natural Gas Drilling is a Job Creator »

State Representative Mike Hager (R-Rutherford) had just returned from a trip to Pennsylvania for a tour of the exploration for natural gas with hydraulic fracturing of shale called “fracking.”…

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DEMOCRACYNC is a Liberal Advocacy Group and is Electioneering. »

We at Civitas have always believed DemocracyNC is just a front for partisan and political activity and recent blog postings makes that clear. They are portrayed in the press,…

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Will Anyone Ask Gov. Perdue About the Missing Disaster Relief Funds? »

Per the Greensboro News & Record’s Capital Beat , Gov. Perdue had this to say yesterday about the availability of recovery funds for Hurricane Irene: “We’re trying to work with (Agriculture) Commissioner…

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Are public school teachers underpaid? »

A new Heritage Foundation study by Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs asks an important question – especially in light of our stagnant economy, budget reductions and repeated calls for…

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Republican redistricting maps win preclearance from DOJ »

The Obama administration Department of Justice has precleared all three 2011 redistricting maps produced by the Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Sen. Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) and Rep.…

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Why Do You Approve/Disapprove of Perdue’s Performance? »

Q25. In your own words, why would you say you approve of Bev Perdue? She’s got intestinal fortitude, guts. She knows what she wants and goes for it. She’s…

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Civitas Poll: Voters Divided on Manning Ruling »

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina voters have not reached consensus on Judge Howard Manning’s ruling that all children deemed “at-risk” must be provided with free pre-kindergarten services. Judge Manning…

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Oakland Protesters Shut Down Port »

The Occupy Oakland protesters' call for a general strike largely fizzled as organizers failed to rally significant support from unions,…

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U.S. Outlook: Plateau or Promise? »

Has America lost its place as the world leader in inventions and technological innovation? Economists debate the question.…

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Connecticut’s Power Woes Outshine Rest »

A dozen states were hit hard by the same unexpected October storm, but none went dark like Connecticut, where power…

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Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews »

Walt Mossberg reflects on two decades of covering personal-consumer products and offers his thoughts on what technological gains might be…

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Fed Lowers Its Jobs Forecast »

Federal Chairman Bernanke signaled the central bank is ready to do more to aid an economy that is expected to…

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Euro-Zone Data Add to Signs of Slump »

Manufacturing in the euro zone contracted in October at its steepest rate since July 2009, adding to signs that growth in the region is grinding to a halt.…

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G-20 Scrambles to Contain Euro-Zone Crisis »

G-20 leaders scrambled to arrange emergency measures aimed at preventing the sovereign-debt crisis from contaminating the rest of Europe and the global economy.…

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ECB Cuts Key Rate »

The European Central Bank cut interest rates, taking a decisive step against rapidly growing risks to the euro zone's economic outlook and financial stability.…

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One Killed in Red Sea Ferry Blaze »

A Jordanian man died while 1,246 other passengers and crew members were rescued following a fire aboard their ferry that was sailing on the Red Sea en route to Egypt's port of Nuweiba.…

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Greece’s Government On the Brink »

George Papandreou said through a spokesman that he was open to talks with a leading opposition party to push through reforms required for financial aid, amid speculation he will have to resign.…

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Blogs

White-Minority Wealth Gulf Widens »

By  MIRIAM JORDAN The wealth gap between whites and each of the nation’s two largest minorities—Hispanics and blacks—has widened to unprecedented levels amid the…

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Why the Political and Moral Arguments of NAACP of North Carolina and Opponents of the Marriage Amendment Lacks Consistency »

By Kevin Daniels President, Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina   In an Open Letter to North Carolinians, Dr. William Barber, President of the…

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North Carolina

State Lawmaker Saw First Hand that Inland Natural Gas Drilling is a Job Creator

State Representative Mike Hager (R-Rutherford) had just returned from a trip to Pennsylvania for a tour of the exploration for natural gas with hydraulic fracturing of shale called “fracking.” He told a legislative committee he…

Nov 2 2011 / Read More »
U.S.

Oakland Protesters Shut Down Port

The Occupy Oakland protesters' call for a general strike largely fizzled as organizers failed to rally significant support from unions, but protesters brought operations at the Port of Oakland to a halt.…

Nov 3 2011 / Read More »
World

Euro-Zone Data Add to Signs of Slump

Manufacturing in the euro zone contracted in October at its steepest rate since July 2009, adding to signs that growth in the region is grinding to a halt.…

Nov 3 2011 / Read More »
Politics

Guess Who – A man who could be President

A Man Who Could Be President American Exceptionalism: We must realize that American Exceptionalism depends on a strong and robust economy, which means that the fight begins here at home. If we are serious about fixing…

Dec 11 2011 / Read More »
Business

Top-selling Chevrolet celebrates 100 years

(By Tom Krisher, Associated Press) We saw the USA in them. We drove them to the levee. We even worked on our night moves in their back seats. For a century, Chevrolets won America's love with…

Nov 3 2011 / Read More »
Military

Remarks By Curtis Wright: Veteran’s Day 2011

Remarks by Curtis Wright Cumberland County Republican Party Veteran’s Day Barbeque Gillis Hill Farm, Fayetteville, North Carolina November 13, 2011 They have come from the Coastal Plain, the hollers, the lake lands, the Mountains, and the…

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Op/Ed

Remarks By Curtis Wright: Veteran’s Day 2011

Remarks by Curtis Wright Cumberland County Republican Party Veteran’s Day Barbeque Gillis Hill Farm, Fayetteville, North Carolina November 13, 2011 They have come from the Coastal Plain, the hollers, the lake lands, the Mountains, and the…

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Liberal Left

Tea party Republicans have sought plenty of stimulus for their own districts

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor likes government spending just fine, when it comes to projects for his own state. One of the most irritating aspects of the Republican obsession with "wasteful spending" and claiming "the…

Nov 3 2011 / Read More »

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