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N.C. General Assembly short session gets into full swing

The N.C. General Assembly convened the 2022 short session Wednesday, May 18, with fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues are on the to-do list, like health care access reports and parental involvement in education.

Theresa Opeka
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Franklinton town manager in hot water over not following bidding procedure

The Town of Franklinton’s town manager is in hot water after not following the town’s bidding procedure. State Auditor Beth Wood released a report Thursday, May 19, stating the town manager made $37,900 in purchases without following the formal bidding requirements in violation of the town’s purchasing policy.

Theresa Opeka

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N.C. General Assembly opens short session with short to-do list

The North Carolina General Assembly convened the 2022 short session Wednesday, May 18 after the longest long session in state history concluded in March. Both the Senate and the House would like the short session to stay short, especially after the marathon timeframe of the long session and for those who will be campaigning for the General Election in November.

Theresa Opeka
Opinion

Do we want a providing or a protecting government?

Today’s progressivism is a bore. The constant demand for more and more government spending places progressivism on a path toward destruction. Debt, inflation, and a diminished existence for the citizenry — that’s all the result of constant cries for more and more spending and government action. Shouldn’t we be asking more profound questions about what...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

Progressive prosecutors have unintended impact on crime

If you’re looking for a good example of the law of unintended consequences, search no further than the actions of so-called “progressive prosecutors.” In the name of reforming the criminal justice system, they end up making conditions even worse. “I think the best way to define a progressive prosecutor is someone who uses his or...

Mitch Kokai
Opinion

No evidence constitutional carry means higher crime

Editor’s note: This opinion piece was originally written for Inside Sources.  Now that Georgia has passed constitutional carry, exactly half the states are on board in expanding an inherent right enshrined in our Constitution. Still, myths persist about the so-called dangers of permitless carry legislation and what it means for violent crime. Constitutional carry simply means that if...

Ray Nothstine, John Ferebee