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So, according to the newspaper, a varmint in Fayetteville shanghaied two teenage girls, held them hostage for months, beat them, threatened to kill their families, raped them, turned them into prostitutes, videotaped them having sex then a high judge gave

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This from our Shameless Self-Promotion Department:   Carter and I did an interview with Don Gonyea, National Political Correspondent for NPR.  Part of it ran in a story about Senator Kay Hagan’s reelection race.    And I was interviewed on Chris

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Nelson Mandela lived half a world away, but North Carolina has a history with South Africa and the apartheid system he destroyed.   Go back more than 50 years. Jim Hunt, a student at N.C. State in the late 1950s,

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Chapel Hill-bashing may play well on the Outer Banks, but it’s not helping people who live or work south of Bonner Bridge.   DOT Secretary Tony Tata sounded like the Fox News commentator he once was when he blasted “ivory

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Governor McCrory’s response to the now-famous Taylor Batten column is worth a close read. After all, it was headlined: “Here’s where my attention really is.”   First off, there is not one word in his 397-word essay about public schools or teachers.

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A TAPster who is a veteran of corporate America and the Raleigh political scene offers another take on Governor McCrory and the Charlotte Observer column:   “Gary’s blog ‘McCrory under siege’ and the Observer story that prompted it are revealing, but

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A TAPster who pays attention to politics and high school football notes that James Hunt High and Terry Sanford High played each other in the first round of the state 3AA football playoffs.   The Hunt Warriors beat the Sanford

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To show he isn’t “obsessed with his image,” Governor McCrory sent a response to the Charlotte Observer that showed he is, in fact, obsessed with his image.   This calls to mind Virginia Sen. William L. Scott. In 1974, New

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Governor McCrory certainly isn’t the only politician “obsessed with his image.” But he shows it more than any politician I’ve ever seen.   Read Taylor Batten’s remarkable and revealing account of his hour-and-40-minute interview with the Governor. Batten, editor of

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So long as politicians exercise – and abuse – power, we need the press and professors around to question power. But it looks like Republicans in Raleigh want to shut down questions and shut up critics.   This after Governor

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