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The Wake County School Board got a second “black eye” from County Commissioners. Commissioner Kenn Gardner blasted the Board for reducing teacher pay raises at the same time it was boosting Administrative spending 11% – twice the increase in school

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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Democrats in the State Legislature have handed Republicans a gift. Last year, four waste management companies proposed to build huge trash dumps in North Carolina, primarily so they can haul trash and debris here from up north and dump it.

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John McCain may have figured out a way to breathe new life into his flagging Presidential campaign. What’s puzzling is why no other Republican candidates have tried it. McCain’s strategy is simple. Attack Hillary. “Defeatism will not buy peace in

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Two college students in Wilmington beat up a third student and stole a PlayStation. Campus police called the sheriff’s department. The sheriff’s department sent a swat team to get it back. Why a swat team? Because the students had posted

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Erskine Bowles should receive the “Magician of the Year” award. He’s just about done the impossible. Usually, anyone (much less the President of the UNC System) who proposes cutting the universities’ budgets, (News & Observer, 7-9-07), faces a public lynching

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When Iraq’s Prime Minister al-Maliki said U.S. forces could leave “any time they want,” I thought the Democrats in Congress would take him up on his offer the next day. That every Democrat from Harry Reid to Hillary would say,

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The Wake County School Board got three “black eyes” in one day (last Tuesday) in The News and Observer. The first was the continuing a saga of the Boards ‘Land Acquisitions Office.’ If you buy a home the bank requires

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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In Argentina they’re celebrating the first snowfall in Buenos Aires since 1918. At Cape Canaveral they’re getting ready to launch a new spacecraft to Mars. And in Afghanistan a man just traded his sixteen-year-old daughter to settle a debt he

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Sometimes scientists say some pretty incredible things. Like the geologist who said – without a doubt – that he’d discovered indisputable proof while digging in the mud in the Amazon that South America was once part of Africa, ten million

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Fred Thompson is surging in the polls so the political long knives are out on, of all things, Watergate. According to the spin Thompson – who was Republican counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee – was too pro Nixon in

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