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N.C. speaker's top aide linked to lobbyist, resigns post
The chief of staff to state House Speaker Thom Tillis has been in an intimate relationship with a lobbyist for the North Carolina Home Builders Association, a special interest group that often seeks help from the legislature and provides money to political campaigns across the state.
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Detroit Free Press columnist Susan Tompor angered Kid Rock with her investigation of his "Made in Detroit" clothing line. She wrote a week ago: I found a Made in Detroit shirt, selling for $40, with a label that said it was made in the Dominican Republic.
How Will Komen's Split with Planned Parenthood Affect Women's Health? | Healthland | TIME.com
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's leading breast cancer advocacy group, announced on Tuesday that it would stop funding Planned Parenthood centers for breast-health services. Komen's officials said that it was severing ties with Planned Parenthood because of a newly adopted policy that prevents Komen from funding organizations that are under government investigation.
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Strelow: UNC freshman James Michael McAdoo emerges as Heels shuffle lineup
Published: 12:00 AM, Tue Jan 31, 2012 Strelow: UNC freshman James Michael McAdoo emerges as Heels shuffle lineup CHAPEL HILL - There's no way to classify Dexter Strickland's season-ending knee injury as anything other than unfortunate for North Carolina. At least it occurred at a fairly manageable time.
Pitts: Rap music's brushes with power
The talented but emotional Kanye West is well known for storming a stage and yanking a microphone out of the delicate hands of America's sweetheart, Taylor Swift. But Kanye has another dubious distinction: He is the only rapper to be dissed by consecutive U.S. presidents. When President George W.
Pitts: TV ad controversy isn't the Lowe's I know
To the folks at Lowe's Home Improvement: Seriously? The Mooresville-based company killed advertising on the TV show "All-American Muslim" at the urging of a fringe group of haters from Florida. A company has every right to advertise with whomever it wishes, but Lowe's is better than this.
Pitts: Fayetteville City Council should avoid partisan politics
Published: 07:07 AM, Sun Dec 18, 2011 Pitts: Fayetteville City Council should avoid partisan politics City Councilwoman Val Applewhite blamed partisan politics for her getting passed over in her bid to become mayor pro tem, in an extraordinary opinion piece published Friday in The Fayetteville Observer.
Pitts: Fayetteville's concealed weapons rules make no sense
Published: 07:13 AM, Tue Nov 29, 2011 Pitts: Fayetteville's concealed weapons rules make no sense The city had a bloody Thanksgiving holiday. In three days, a hail of bullets ended five lives in three separate shootings. In a Wednesday night incident, a man is accused of shooting to death the mother of his child and her cousin.
Pitts: Fracking issue needs a lot more digging
That's my advice to North Carolina legislators on the controversial practice of fracking, after I listened recently to two Pennsylvania dairy farmers who shared their stories, and read up on the issue. Unfortunately, politicians often do the opposite when their eyes get clouded with dollar signs.
Pitts: Pilgrim reminded of time on 'the Way'
Published: 07:33 AM, Tue Nov 15, 2011 Pitts: Pilgrim reminded of time on 'the Way' Susan "Susu" Cheatwood has always loved Spain. In 2009, she got a good look at the northern Spanish countryside, trekking nearly 500 miles of hilly terrain in 33 days.
Pitts: Playing the Hitler card
Two more dumb, insensitive and historically ridiculous comparisons to Adolf Hitler made their way to the national airwaves recently, coming from both the political right and political left. Country star Hank Williams Jr.
Fayetteville joins Wall Street protest movement
Published: 07:09 AM, Fri Oct 14, 2011 Fayetteville joins Wall Street protest movement By Andrew BarksdaleStaff writer The national wave of growing discontent over jobs, the economy and the super rich reached downtown Fayetteville on Thursday. About 30 people assembled outside the Market House as a demonstration got under way similar to the Occupy Wall Street movement that began about four weeks ago.
J. Cole: Fayetteville is the roots of his rap
It's the day after the rapper's debut album hit shelves and sold 115,000 copies. The night before, he had been in New York. The next day, his tour bus would leave for Winston-Salem. Everyone wants time with J. Cole. This day, he's back in Fayetteville, his hometown, for publicity and a party.