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Thursday, 21 October 2021 12:25

OPINION: Quit pretending and pass the maps

I’m really over the redistricting stuff. I don’t want to see any more proposed maps. I don’t want any more speculation. I don’t want any more polls showing what people want or don’t want. I don’t want any more public hearings. I just want to see the maps. 

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DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Tyré Holloway and Angeline David will retain their seats on the Town Council, based on the unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal election.

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The United States of America will celebrate its 250th anniversary as a free and democratic republic in less than five years on July 4, 2026.

At least that’s the plan.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2021 13:15

Redistricting public hearings held across the state

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly kicked off a month-long series of 13 public redistricting hearings held across the state. State legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every ten years using new data from the U.S. Census report. This year, the data was delayed due to difficulties collecting it during the COVID pandemic. Still, results showed that N.C. has growing by 9.5 percent in the past decade, faster than the national average of 7.4 percent. The results give N.C. a 14th congressional seat.

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Monday, 13 September 2021 13:44

OPINION: What’s more democratic than an election?

Do the ends justify the means? This familiar question produces strong feelings precisely because its answer is necessarily complicated. Just about all of us admit to a scenario, such as the proverbial ticking time-bomb, in which we would countenance unsavory means if required to save lives. In general, however, most religious and ethical traditions teach that we are not permitted to use injurious or unethical means to accomplish even noble ends.

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ROCKINGHAM — Absentee ballots and sample ballots are now available for the upcoming municipal election in Dobbins Heights.

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RALEIGH — Carolina Journal recently reported on the second quarter federal fundraising numbers for declared U.S. Senate candidates in North Carolina.

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Conventional wisdom holds that the political party in the White House tends to lose seats in mid-term elections. Yet, 1994 turned into a proverbial bloodbath for Democrats.

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ROCKINGHAM — When candidates file for political office, one of the questions they’re asked is if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony.

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We are quickly getting past the midpoint of summer. Schools will re-open in just five or six weeks. It’s time to take the masks off our kids. With mitigation measures, COVID is not much of a risk them and they are not a risk to us. There is little scientific reason to have masks in schools, especially among vaccinated kids, and certainly no scientific reason to keep them closed. 

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