• Federal Pork Spending Plummets

    RALEIGH — No teapot museums. No wood utilization research. No visitor's center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Instead, this year pork-barrel spending was dramatically reduced compared to recent years.

  • Dole, Burr Like Transportation Bill

    RALEIGH — Critics of pork-barrel spending came down hard on Congress's passage last week of a $286.4 billion transportation spending bill, but U. S. Senators Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr -- both Republicans -- voiced their approval of what the legislation would do for North Carolina. The state is expected…