Archives: Paul Chesser

  • Zinni Points to Iraq Mistakes

    RALEIGH — Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, speaking at a luncheon yesterday for the John Locke Foundation, discussed the problems he sees in the Iraq War and how the United States should proceed.

  • Christmas Support Called Free Speech

    RALEIGH — A pastor and a Christian activist group, leading a publicity campaign to patronize retailers who keep the name of Jesus Christ in holiday "Christmas" promotions, say their efforts are meant to protect free speech.

  • Audit: Controls Weak at Sit-In Group

    RALEIGH — State Auditor Les Merritt last week called into question expenditures and accounting practices of the Greensboro-based Sit In Movement, Inc., which plans to turn the city's former downtown F. W. Woolworth's store into a civil rights museum.

  • Zoning Fight Erupts in Vance

    RALEIGH — Vance County officials’ plans to implement zoning regulations have aroused opposition by an organized and vocal citizens group who became enraged when they learned that planning of the zoning ordinance had progressed for years without their knowledge. Tonight! Follow election results with John Locke Foundation bloggers in The…

  • GOP Judges Show Party Colors

    RALEIGH — Some Republican candidates nationally are running away from their party and President Bush's low approval ratings, but in North Carolina judges who are Republicans are mostly embracing their political party affiliation — even though they don't have to.

  • Jones, Myrick defend border agents

    RALEIGH — Two of North Carolina's Republican congressmen on Tuesday requested a presidential pardon for two convicted border patrol agents who are scheduled to enter federal prison in January.

  • JimBlackMustGo.com To Shut Down

    RALEIGH — The creator of the Web site jimblackmustgo.com, citing his belief that House Speaker Jim Black will be indicted as a result of ongoing investigations, has announced that he will remove his site from the Internet at the end of this month.

  • Site Publishes Congress Staff Pay

    RALEIGH — The passage of federal legislation last week that establishes a database of federal contracts and earmarks, accessible by the public through the Internet, overshadowed the creation of another recently launched Web site that lists salary information of Congressional staff members.

  • Will TTA Use Eminent Domain?

    RALEIGH — The Triangle Transit Authority, having forgone its pursuit of federal funds for a proposed commuter rail system, instead is planning to work with a developer creating businesses near its 12 planned train stations. Private-property advocates wonder whether TTA could seize land because North Carolina law allows eminent domain…

  • Taylor Dubbed ‘Porker of Month’

    RALEIGH — Citizens Against Government Waste, a Washington, D.C.-based government spending watchdog, named U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor of North Carolina, R-11th, its Porker of the Month in August for "burnishing his credentials as an unabashed champion of pork-barrel spending." But CAGW's press release in making the announcement contained some errors…