Columnist and Blogger, Fayetteville Observer
Columnist, blogger for the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer. Lover of a certain preacher, fam, music, politics, classic books, running, roller coasters, movies.
politico.com — The GOP lost big nationally in 2012, but may have found the key to future success in one southern state. Cash from groups backed by the Koch brothers and others helped North Carolina Republicans build a robust conservative infrastructure and fundraising network, leading to the GOP winning both the governor’s mansion and the state legislature...
fayobserver.com — Fayetteville After Five concert lineup announced The lineup for the Fayetteville After Five summer concert series was announced Wednesday. The free concert series has a new day and time. Instead of being held the Third Thursday of the month, the concerts will be the third Friday of the month from May to July.
poynter.org — Los Angeles Times Articles in the Los Angeles Times " will no longer refer to individuals as 'illegal immigrants' or 'undocumented immigrants,' but instead will describe a person's circumstances," Times reader representative Deirdre Edgar writes. New guidance to the newsroom says to "Be specific whenever possible in describing an individual's status:" "Authorities said he crossed the border illegally."
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania blamed political polarization for the failure of last month's background check compromise he reached with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, saying some in his party simply voted against the measure to prevent the president from winning a legislative victory.
fayobserver.com — Pitts: Get you gone, bullies Once upon a time, most U.S. states would have legally forbidden me from marrying my wife, because I am black and she is white. My parents grew up in segregated Georgia and told me a lot about Jim Crow days, so I'm aware such discrimination happened.
fayobserver.com — Retail Therapy: Curtain about to fall on Fayetteville Blockbusters The curtain appears to be closing on Blockbuster in Fayetteville. Customers at the two Blockbuster stores remaining in the city are being told that they'll soon stop renting movies and that liquidation sales will begin within weeks.
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