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Filing for municipal elections opens July 7 and closes July 17th

It's election time again. This time for municipal offices across the county and state. Filing begin Monday, July 6 at 8:00 a.m. and ends Friday July 17th at noon. ...more >>
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D'ya think?

Hil's aweakening

Hil's Awakening It is interesting to learn that it is the South that harbors racial animosity and perpetuates racial discrimination. Clearly Southerners have never accepted the Civil War outcome - which is why they continue to respect the Confederate flag - er - the Confederate Battle Flag At least that's what we are led to believe by a lot of Northerners (i....more >>
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Finally, two pastors take a stand: God first, country second

But if done right, there really is no distinction

WBTV.com in Shelby, North Carolina is reporting:
In Cleveland County, Old Glory flies high. From shops, to homes, to houses of worship - the red, white and blue can be spotted on every street corner....more >>
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The Declaration of Independence--July 4, 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed....more >>
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The 5000 Year Leap: America made more human progress in 200 years than had been made in the previous 5000 years. This video explains why and how it happened.

Ronald Reagan once said: "'Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." We prayerfully suggest that on this Independence Day of 2015 you ask yourself: Have we lost our freedom, or are we in danger of doing so....more >>

The week in review

The first 10 articles posted below on our Home Page on the weekend are ranked according to the most interest generated during the last week....more >>
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Thomas Sowell: Supreme Court disasters

Dr. Thomas Sowell comments on the implications for our nation from the recent Supreme Court decisions....more >>
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Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

Ron Buzzzeo explained why he would not support a tax break for struggling taxpayers when he voted for the budget. But in his speech he reveals his dismal understanding of local government finance and disingenuously claims there is nothing to cut in county spending all the while he is voting to give pork barrel handouts without any accountability....more >>
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Frankie Waters...gets it wrong and manages to slap the taxpayers in doing so

Yes the County has needs, but the taxpayers have needs also. His approach is killing the local economy

Frankie Waters get it wrong when he goes against giving the taxpayers a break. Yes the County has needs but sticking cash under the mattress is not the way to address those needs. The money could be better used by productive consumers and taxpayers than what the County has been doing with it the last few years....more >>
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Mike Adams: Deep thoughts on flag banning

Mike Adams, the champion of common sense in our UNC university system, has come out with his take on the current Confederate Flag brouhaha. We think he is right on target. Here's is what he has to say: It's not possible for me to write about First Amendment issues and refrain from weighing in on the current Confederate flag controversy that is brewing down in South Carolina....more >>
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Another example of unnecessary government intrusion into our lives

Some of our distinguished legislators think you are too dumb to know what's good for you, so they're going to pass some more regulations to protect you from your stupidity. The issue: Some of the smartphone apps that allow you to call a cab....more >>
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It's not about marriage. It's about religion.

Ben Shapiro, writing at CNSNews.com writes:
Late last week, after the Supreme Court of the United States declared without any Constitutional basis that the Constitution mandates same-sex marriages be state legitimized across the nation, a disquieting level of triumphalism broke out from coast to coast....more >>
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Here it comes--Libs in the NC House go gunning for the Confederate Flag

Quick! Hurry! We've got to DO SOMETHING! Nine people were killed by a White Supremacist in Charleston so we've got to do something. Tell you what. Let's ban the Confederate battle flag from N....more >>
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Teacher's Desk

Those who do know their history are doomed to repeat it

Because of those who don't

The general public has a serious lack of knowledge of our history, particularly North Carolina history. That is true because our schools do not adequately teach it. And they don't teach it because our teacher preparation institutions do not teach it to our teachers. That needs to change....more >>
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Bonus Deal

Bye bye American pie

Bye Bye American Pie To paraphrase a popular song of the 60's "yesterday the music died." The last bastion of American freedom has capitulated. The last wall against dictatorship has collapsed....more >>
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Liberty Belle

Booker T. Washington: A man of our times

"There is a class of race problem solvers who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public…some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs…(they) don't want the patient to get well....more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

Just a Flag…. Just a….. Just…..

There is this riddle. Q: How do you eat an elephant? ….. A: One bite at a time. "An elephant" is used as the example of something very large in this riddle. It is not intended to signify the symbol for The Republican Party (GOP) although in today's discussion that might be included....more >>
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A Libertarian's Library

Monetary Central Planning and the State, Part 1: A Little Bit of Inflation Never Hurt Anyone. Right?

With this article we begin a series by Richard M. Ebeling, in the Future of Freedom Foundation:
When I was an undergraduate majoring in economics in the late '60s and early '70s, several of my professors made much of the distinctions between "trotting," "galloping," and "creeping" inflation....more >>
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ECU Chancellor stepping down

ECU's Chancellor Steve Ballard announced today (7-1-15) that he is stepping down. He gave no reason and disclosed nothing about his future plans in his announcement. It read:
Chancellor Steve Ballard announced today he will step down as East Carolina University's top leader next year, serving in his current role until July 1, 2016....more >>
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Some school systems parking their driver's ed cars until the Legislature sends more money

The Associated Press is reporting: With state funding to help pay for driver's education in question, at least a third of North Carolina's school systems are suspending their programs this summer....more >>
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Daily Haymaker

Beware: Spin doctors who don't tell you their agenda

Brant Clifton reports on a new blog that appears to be a cheerleader for Team McCrory. He reports: I've got to hand it to Team McCrory. Their PR shop has failed miserably in dealing with the drivebys....more >>
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Despite what the WDN and PTRF say 30 feet buffers will not have a demonstrable impact on water quality in most places

Readers of the local WDN were treated Sunday to a perfect example of bogus science and reporting. The headline read: "Legislation poses negative impact for Pamlico-Tar rivers." The problem is that this is not a true statement supported by solid science....more >>
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SCOTUS: States can't require proof of citizenship when a person registers to vote...if they use the federal form

The SCOTUS has ruled that states cannot require a person to prove their citizenship when registering to vote, as long as they are using the federal registration form. Note that the ruling does not mean non-citizens may vote legally, only that if they use the federal form the state will have to establish citizenship some other way....more >>
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Tinsel Town Talks

Jack H. Harris: Father of 'The Blob'

Since 2000, residents and visitors to the small Pennsylvania borough of Phoenixville have been witness to a strange summer ritual. Each July, hundreds of theatergoers flee en masse from the local Colonial Theatre to pay homage to a scene from "The Blob," filmed at the theater in the late '50s....more >>
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D'ya think?

Salary inequity

It is with increasing frequency that we hear about how much CEOs get paid. That pay is then compared with the pay received by the "rank and file" employees. And we are told that is an egregious situation because the CEOs' salaries are so much more than everyone else....more >>
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Southern Reflections

Call it treason

Back in 1965, I read a book titled,"None Dare Call It Treason" by John Stormer. The title was taken from a quote by Sir John Harrington. (Treason doth not prosper. What's the reason? If it prosper, none dare call it treason") Has anything regarding public policy and political maneuvering changed in fifty years? Not much, I'm afraid to say....more >>
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D'ya think?

Random thoughts

Random thoughts...on a number of different subjects...more >>
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Mass delusion in an age of propaganda and political correctness

How to escape the age of mass delusion--reasoned expression of The Truth

This article at www.federalist.com explains much about what is happening in America, as well as how Barack Obama has transformed American with a mammoth shift in power to the Federal Government. It explains that how he did it was by creating "mass delusion" as the predicate for "government action."...more >>
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