News out of North Carolina

Read the dead-of-night Jim Womack e-mail everybody’s talking about

The News and Observer reports that Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack, in his capacity as “hearing officer” for the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission, wrote an email to several local … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Harnett child porn suspect pleads guilty

WRAL reports that Bailey Joe Mills, one of the suspects in a recent Harnett County child porn bust, has pleaded guilty. Mills and his wife were accused in June of … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Republic profiles Aiken, heavy on Sanford references

It’s not every single day that Sanford shows up in the New Republic, a left-leaning, DC-based magazine about American politics. But that’s what happened this week, when the 100-year-old publication … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

You won’t believe the progress they’re making at the Dairy Bar

It looks like cleanup and reconstruction crews at the Dairy Bar haven’t wasted any time getting to work after a July 15 fire severely damaged the iconic Sanford landmark. A photo … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fracking — politically toxic?

Fracking is wildly unpopular — and may be politically toxic in central North Carolina — according to a new poll commissioned by the North Carolina Environmental Partnership. The July poll looked at … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Young Jedi’s lemonade stand raises $1,500 for cancer research

Story by Ty Stumpf My son, Jude, is surrounded by cancer. His grandfather, whom he never met, died at the age of 46 from cancer. His grandmother suffered with breast … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Newspapers sacrificing content for nicer print

R.L. Bynum at the blog “Raleigh & Company” wrote a pretty nice takedown of Paxton Media’s new printing facility in High Point, and why it will mean earlier deadlines and … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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