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Publisher's note: The author of this post Don Carrington, who is an executive editor to the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Phony refunds from Maryland sent to area retiree's address

DURHAM After receiving several pieces of mail addressed to four different persons at his home address on Sherron Road, and seeing strange people checking mailboxes on his street, a Durham resident concluded someone was using his mailbox in a tax-fraud scheme.

The letters, which arrived over a period of... (read more)
The Beaufort County Economic Development Commission's ignorance of the strong cyclical nature of our economy has set taxpayers on an inadequately researched and ill-timed industrial park strategy.
Beaufort County, NC Unemployment Rate
The Economic Development Commission's activities can be sorted into two separate periods, the period between 2001 and 2005 and the period between 2005 and the present. By examining both periods taxpayers can form an opinion as to whether the EDC has efficiently... (read more)
Publisher's Note: This article originally appeared in the Beaufort Observer.

Beaufort County's committee studying a new jail met for the first time Tuesday (3-20-12). Those in attendance were: Jerry Langley, chairman of the committee and Board of Commissioners along with commissioners Hood Richardson and Al Klemm. Representing law enforcement were Sheriff Alan Jordan, Chief Deputy Kit Campbell, and Capt. Catrena Ross, the head of the county jail. Representing the judicial system were District... (read more)
Publisher's note: Citizen Smith is at it again with his latest Dear Commissioners letter to the governing body of Beaufort County. While some may think that Citizen Smith is "against economic development in Beaufort County," I rather think that Mr. Smith is exercising his First Amendment guaranteed right to speak his mind.

And just why are some of the county commissioners listening to Citizen Smith?

Answer: He has long made sense. Remarkably, there may not be enough commissioners to make a di... (read more)


State and Federal

Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 19 grant and loan requests totaling $5,153,475. The requests include commitments to create a total of 195 new jobs.

"Quality buildings, sites and infrastructure remain fundamental for every business, and these grants and loans enable North Carolina communities to attract, grow and retain companies and jobs," said Governor McCrory. "RIA programs move the need... (read more)
Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. The Office of Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game:

"According to his own statements, Commissioner Silver has no credibility in telling America that he's more 'comfortable' playing a basketball game in the People's Republic of China with its oppressive human rights record, rather than the 9th most populous state in the U.S.A.," said Communications Director Josh Ellis. "This is another classic example of politi... (read more)
Publisher's note: The author of this post is Dan Way, who is an Associate Editor for the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Pension investment managers have unrealistic expectations for high returns, critics say
North Carolina's public employees retirement system is underfunded, bled more than $2 billion in red ink in the most recent 12-month period reported, and is outperformed by most other states, data show.

Republican state treasurer candidate Dale Folwell, a certified public accoun... (read more)
Raleigh, N.C. Governor McCrory announced he will ask the Supreme Court tomorrow to reinstate North Carolina's common sense voter ID law. The National Review editorial board called the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to overturn the law a "particularly zealous display of judicial deception"and debunked the false talking points used by the law's opponents.

In 2013, North Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID, ending same-day registration and shorteni... (read more)


City Governments

For Immediate Release:

Expected to Enter Cross State Lines Today, Emerges as National Voice for Medicaid Expansion

(Murfreesboro, NC) Adam O'Neal, the Republican Mayor of Belhaven, NC, arrived in Murfreesboro, NC last night, capping off the first week of a 14-day, 273-mile walk to the nation's capital. Mayor O'Neal is using his journey through rural areas of Eastern North Carolina, Virginia, and into Washington, DC, to draw attention to the needs of quickly-vanishing rural cr... (read more)


World Governments

Press Release:

Raleigh, NC The Office of Governor Pat McCrory has announced that W. Neal Hanks Jr. has been appointed to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the state government agency created by the General Assembly in 1947 to conserve and sustain the state's fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input. Hanks will be filling the unexpired term of Albert Sneed.

Hanks resides in Asheville with his wife and four children. He is ... (read more)
North Korean state television has reported that the 69 year North Korea Leader had passed on. The domineering dictator of a poor, pathetic nation, who could not feed its people, but found the resources to struggle to acquire nuclear weapons, suffered a stroke in 2008. Today, after 13 years of serving in a position of North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Il is finished.

The North Korean government is one of the few true Communist / Dictator governing models remaining in this modern world,... (read more)

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