News out of North Carolina

The Mike Stone-created primary was a failure.

Remember when The Rant’s radio show was kicked off the air? Boy, we do. What few also remember is the blog post that got the ball rolling. On April 3, … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

‘The Force Awakens’ with cupcakes and no crowds locally

By Billy Liggett They dressed as Jedi and stood in long lines in some major cities. In London, new stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley greeted fans at the Disney … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Philanthropist McSwain dies at 97

Ruby McSwain, a Lee County resident whose generous philanthropy earned her recognitions both locally and across North Carolina, has died. She was 97. Facilities bearing her name include the Ruby C. … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Plenty for central NC in House bond package

Lee, Harnett, Chatham, and Moore counties would see an infusion of more than $18 million in renovations and upgrades to various facilities, institutions and state parks under the bond package proposed … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

SPD investigating Tiki Lounge shootings

Sanford police are investigating the shootings of two men at the Tiki Lounge in downtown Jonesboro, according to a press release from the department. Officers responded to the Tiki Lounge … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trace quarry petition withdrawn

Applicants who wanted to place a rock quarry on a large piece of land across N.C. Highway 87 from the Carolina Trace subdivision withdrew their petition minutes before the start of … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Man named ‘Cowboy’ running for mayor of Dunn

An adult human being who prefers his friends and business associates call him “Cowboy” filed to run for mayor of Dunn, North Carolina, the Dunn Daily Record reports (registration required). … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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