Archive: Golden LEAF/tobacco funds

  • CJ politics week in review, Feb. 10-14

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s this week’s review: • Governor polling: A Feb. 12 High Point University poll…

  • Golden LEAF head Gerlach named interim chancellor at ECU

    Dan Gerlach has been named interim chancellor of East Carolina University. Gerlach was chosen by Interim UNC System President Dr. Bill Roper. On May 6, Gerlach will replace ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton, who announced his resignation in March after months of discussions…

  • Perdue Targets Boards and Commissions

    RALEIGH — Appointments to boards and commissions traditionally have been considered a major element of political patronage. Perdue is seeking to eliminate dozens of boards to which Republicans are poised to make significant appointments.

  • Golden LEAF Retains Close Ties to Easley

    RALEIGH — As federal prosecutors investigate alleged campaign finance violations and other suspected wrongdoing by embattled former Gov. Mike Easley, his law partners and other associates continue to play key roles in the management of the Golden LEAF Foundation, which distributes half of the state’s tobacco settlement money.

  • Teapot Museum Creates Tempest

    RALEIGH — A proposed Alleghany County museum that would display 6,000 teapots worth more than $5 million has become the poster child for pork barrel spending in the recently passed state budget. A $400,000 earmark for the Sparta Teapot Museum was frequently mocked in the media in the past week,…