• 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.

  • 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…

  • AFPNC activists monitor the State of the Union address

    Americans for Prosperity North Carolina hosted a viewing of President Obama’s State Of The Union address Jan. 27, 2010. Before the speech, AFPNC state director Dallas Woodhouse, John Locke Foundation Fiscal Policy Analyst Joseph Coletti, and Civitas Institute Executive Director Francis De Luca discussed issues important to North Carolina voters…

  • Lanny Wilson Resigns from N.C. Turnpike Authority

    Raleigh. NC – Well known political fundraiser Lanny Wilson resigned his position on a second state board Monday. Federal investigators allege he is involved with a pay-to-play scheme in former Governor Mike Easley’s administration.

  • Bogus ZIP code update: Real recipients found

    RALEIGH — After Carolina Journal reported Jan. 11 that the federal government sent 2.5 million stimulus dollars to North Carolina ZIP codes that don’t exist, a spokesman for the government’s own Web site — Recovery.gov — had difficulty showing a reporter how that funding could in fact be identified.

  • 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…