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RALEIGH — In a 25-minute sermon at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wilson, former Congressman Mark Walker looks right at home. Walker is a preacher and a preacher’s son. His sermon is faith-based, not political. He asks congregants to turn to Matthew 16:24-25:

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RALEIGH — House lawmakers want to leapfrog the federal government and convene a constitutional convention of the states to pass new amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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RALEIGH — Just one day after Congressman Ted Budd announced he would in fact run for the U.S. Senate, the soon-to-be-open 13th Congressional District already has Republican candidates eyeing the GOP-leaning seat.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has grown large enough over the last decade to earn a 14th congressional seat, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today in a news release. That seat will be contested during next year’s 2022 congressional elections.

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Dan Bishop is among one of the most conservative members of Congress in the past 50 years.

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Monday, 05 April 2021 11:46

OPINION: Political fantasies can be costly

It’s hard not to play along when children come up with cute untruths.

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ALBEMARLE— Speaking on faith and the current political climate, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson gave the keynote address last Thursday for the Stanly County Republican Party’s 2021 Lincoln Day Dinner at the county fairgrounds.

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Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:33

OPINION: Biden a transformational president

Democrats passed the American Recovery Act without a single Republican vote. The party that spent the past four years giving tax cuts to the rich and running up unprecedented deficits is suddenly concerned about the debt and deficit again. It was predictable as daylight savings time. 

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Politicians lustfully rejoicing at their own power is the ultimate “dog bites man” story that goes unremarked in Washington. The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump included one such vivid vignette, an ominous warning that Congress recognizes no limit over its rightful sway over the economy and the lives of American citizens. 

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Monday, 15 February 2021 12:02

OPINION: Sales tax hike is unneeded

When North Carolina Democrats are in power, their go-to source of new revenue is to raise sales taxes.

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