Month: September 2014

Atlantic Coast Conference announces Football Players of the Week

Florida State and Georgia Tech each saw an offensive and defensive player earn an Atlantic Coast Conference weekly football honor for their play in key league division wins on Saturday. FSU’s Rashad Greene was recognized as the ACC Receiver of the Week, and Seminole defensive tackle Eddie Goldman was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week following Saturday night’s 23-17 overtime Atlantic Division victory over visiting Clemson. Locally, Duke’s Takoby Cofield was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

The truth is that North Carolina has raised school spending

Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in Hagan’s direction. How come? The main cause, it seems, is that Hagan and her allies have vastly outspent Tillis and his allies on TV ads since Labor Day — and the claims in those ads, on education funding, have both pulled some swing voters into Hagan’s column and pushed some Tillis voters into the undecided column.

Red people? Blue people? What’s the difference?

In my near 50 years one thing that has always been crystal clear is that red people are Republican, blue people are Democrats. The red or mostly red with white and blue elephant represents the GOP. The blue or mostly blue with red and white donkey, ass…

NEA campaign ad dodges facts, raises financing issues

“I always want my students to start with facts, and the fact is Thom Tillis is terrible for education in North Carolina.” That’s the beginning of a pointed TV ad featuring Chapel Hill teacher Vivian Connell. The ad is part of a $1.7 million campaign by the National Education Association’s Super PAC, the NEA Advocacy Fund, and it’s airing in 95 percent of the state over a 10-day period. Vivian Connell is a member of the advisory board of Public Schools First NC, which is an affiliate of Blueprint NC, the left-wing umbrella organization behind a memo calling for the Left to attack Republicans, and to “Eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern” while “crippling their leaders (McCrory, Tillis, Berger etc.).”

Triathlon affecting a few Chatham roadways on Sunday

On Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, a swimming, cycling and running event will impact a few Chatham County roadways around Jordan Lake’s Vista Point and southeastern Chatham. The Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon begins at 7:30 am and will continue until around 4 pm.