• Ruffin Poole Enters Federal Courthouse

    Raleigh. NC – Governor Mike Easley’s accused assistant entered the federal courthouse Thursday morning before noon. Ruffin Poole entered the federal courthouse before his scheduled first appearance following a 51 count indictment against him. Poole is accused of corruption charges. Investigators say he played a central role in a pay-to-play…

  • Judge Releases Governor’s Assistant on $50,000 Bond

    Raleigh, NC – A federal judge released former Governor Mike Easley’s assistant, Ruffin Poole, on a $50,000 bond Thursday. Poole was indicted last week on 51 charges related to suspected corruption in the governor’s office.

  • Newt Gingrich possible candidate

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke during The John Locke Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Dinner Wednesday January, 13th. He acknowledged the possibility of running for president in 2012. People at the dinner were excited to celebrate the foundation’s anniversary and speculate on Gingrich’s possible candidacy.

  • John Locke Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary

    The John Locke Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary with a dinner Jan. 13, 2010, in Cary. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich delivered the featured remarks. JLF President John Hood and Senior Fellow Marc Rotterman discussed the foundation’s history. Hood also presented awards to John and William Hammer of The…