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WELCOME 2014

The economy, while improving, promises to be the top issue for the elections. And the elections…there will be some surprises, with resignations and new candidates popping up. Continue reading

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THANKS, MR. COBLE

Congressman Howard Coble who has represented the North Carolina 6th District for 15 terms will not seek re-election next year. His district includes most of the Piedmont Triad, home to scores of hosiery and textile manufacturing firms. His support for … Continue reading

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AWAY WE GO

Next Wednesday, the House and Senate members for the 2013-14 General Assembly will gather in Raleigh to take the oaths of office. The next two weeks will be dominated by ceremonies with the inauguration of Gov. Pat McCrory and on … Continue reading

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WE HAVE … ER, HAD … A BUDGET

This morning Gov. Perdue announced she will veto the $20.4 billion budget adopted by the General Assembly. She has opposed cuts to public education and had asked leaders of the House and Senate to consider adding $200 million for classroom … Continue reading

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A VICTORY FOR CENTERS

The N.C. House of Representatives this week concurred with a Senate bill that will save the Textile Technology Center and the Manufacturing Solutions Center thousands of dollars. The legislation removes the requirement that state-supported centers providing research and testing services … Continue reading

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ROUND ONE FOR ELECTIONS

It was “pay back” for some legislators during the recent primaries. Democrat Rep. Jim Crawford, a 14-terms veteran, was defeated by Rep. Winkie Wilkins with whom he was double-bunked during the recent redistricting. Crawford was one of five Democrats who … Continue reading

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VIEW FROM THE TOP

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and members of the Gaston County legislative delegation toured the Textile Technology Center last Monday with director John Anderson. It was a gold-plated event as far as impact is concerned. Speaker Tillis was impressed. Within … Continue reading

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SHAKE UP AND SHAKE OUT

The likelihood of massive turnover in the North Carolina General Assembly is confirmed with recent announcements. Rep. Bill Owens, a powerful from, is calling it quits and recently Rep. of nearby, has said “no more.” Both were among the Democrats … Continue reading

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