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I know a lot of you are pretty upset about the prospects of a Joe Biden presidency. He’s promised to be tough on guns and you think he might start an all-out assault on the Second Amendment. We could see more federal gun control coming down the pike. We could even see some kind of weapons ban.

Published in Opinion

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons opened superior court on New Year’s Day for a special session — the swearing-in of Ben Moss.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 31 December 2020 14:50

COLUMN: Getting pins from politicians

After hearing the news of the passing of former state senator Marc Basnight, whom the Carolina Journal referred to as “perhaps the most powerful figure in N.C. politics during the first decade of the 21st century,” I was reminded of the time I met him in the late ‘90s.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 31 December 2020 13:55

Powerful former N.C. Senate leader Basnight dies

Marc Basnight, perhaps the most powerful figure in N.C. politics during the first decade of the 21st century, has died.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the contribution limit for North Carolina political campaigns will increase by $200, from $5,400 to $5,600. No individual or political committee may contribute more than $5,600 to a candidate committee or political committee in any election.

Published in Local News
Monday, 21 December 2020 12:47

OPINION: 'NC SPIN' reaches its end

May I tell you a bit about the pioneering Campbells of eastern North Carolina?

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:07

For the 2020 elections, it’s a wrap — mostly

RALEIGH — Take a deep breath. It’s finally over. Mostly.

North Carolina’s 2020 election was a mixed bag full of unexpected results. Most voters are confident in the outcomes, but others aren’t so sure, a new poll shows. 

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is still selling Medicaid expansion, but Republican lawmakers still aren’t buying.

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In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the COVID-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, because properly understood it can save lives.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 30 November 2020 16:27

McInnis elected as N.C. Senate majority whip

RALEIGH — Just weeks after winning his reelection bid, Sen. Tom McInnis has been selected for a leadership position.

Published in Local News
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