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A year ago, Governor Easley’s critics called his purchase of a lot near the beach in Carteret County a “sweetheart deal.” The press also reported Governor “Easley’s broker, the project’s developer and the man who helped finance the development are

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Over the last year, Salisbury Attorney Bill Graham, who has never run for public office, has spent a million dollars of his own money on television ads to build a foundation for his campaign for Governor. According to a recent

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There may be cause to celebrate. It seems, according to one TV critic, Donald Trump has had an ulterior motive for his knock-down, drag-out, cat-fight with Barbara Walters (he says she lied) and Rosie O’Donnell (he says she’s an idiot).

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A year ago it appeared, with any luck, John Edwards’ drive for the White House would die a quick death. Today, Edwards’ fortunes soaring. What happened? Edwards was on Jay Leno the other night and, I have a feeling, he’s

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Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker hasn’t started the new year with a bang. First there were stories about mounting costs at the Civic Center. Then his partisans got into an ill-advised overreaction to a newspaper column. And now he can’t get

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The powers that be have given our Marines in Iraq a new “counter-insurgency manual.” One of the greatest fighting forces on earth is about to start wooing civilians, “learning social networks, building personal relationships and creating jobs” – for Iraqi’s.

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President Bush said on “60 Minutes” Sunday night that Americans must understand “we’re in an ideological struggle.” That’s precisely the problem, Mr. President. We understand that. We Americans will fight a war for our national interests and survival. That’s why

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In Pakistan “outraged in-laws slashed the nose and ears of a college student who married a woman without the consent of her higher caste family, and then fractured his legs with blows from an ax.” (News and Observer; 1-4-07) The

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There is a new twist in the Duke Lacrosse case: Duke University has been sued by a lacrosse player over a failing grade. At times, the rhetoric coming out of Duke’s spokesman has sounded like they were overly concerned with

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As we watch President Bush try to unscramble the eggs he broke, we should reflect on the political cowards who now require more sacrifice from courageous troops. The cowardice of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, who sold us war on the

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