Category Archives: The Articles

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LL1885’s Most Viewed Stories of 2018

2019 is almost here, time for a look back at LL188’s top stories, tweets, and videos of 2018. Continue reading

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The Name Shirley Teter Should Be On Every NC Media Site. It’s Not.

The name Shirley Teter should be all over the headlines in North Carolina. But it’s not.

Teter was the woman who accused an elderly and mostly blind man of punching her outside a Trump campaign rally. Continue reading

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Obamacare Is Killing North Carolina. BCBS NC Raises Rates AGAIN.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina has just announced that in 2017 it will increase premiums for individual plans under Obamacare by an average 24.3 percent. This is higher than the 18.8% BCBS asked for in May.  BCBS is blaming this latest increase on … Continue reading

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Who is really suing the McCrory Administration over Public Records?

In the 24 hour news world we live in, you might have missed that a group called Real Facts NC has sued the McCrory administration over access to public records. The records involve travel activity, including flights taken by the Governor.

So who the heck is Real Facts NC? Continue reading

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Court: CFPB leadership structure Unconstitutional

One of the tentacles created by Dodd-Frank was sliced into this week. By tentacle, I mean the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

A three judge panel in the District of Columbia’s Court of Appeals ruled that the CFPB’s leadership structure was unconstitutional. Right now, the CFPB is headed up by a single man, Richard Cordray.

In an article at Conservative review , Hans von Spakovsky notes that the court recognized most agencies had boards or commissioners who act as a check and balance on one another. The CFPB has no such oversight.

While this is a win, don’t get too excited though. Read on. Continue reading

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Hickory and Newton-Conover Schools Go Beyond Statute, Raise Drop Out Age to 18

At the North Carolina State Board of Education meeting held on October 6th, resolutions were presented by Hickory county schools and Newton-Conover schools regarding the drop out age.

The resolutions raise the drop out age from 16 to 18, thereby making 11th and 12th grades compulsory. Continue reading

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Wake County School Board Races – Find Your Race

There are eighteen candidates running for the Wake County School Board across nine districts. Five of the nine districts have multiple candidates. Four races have candidates running unopposed and of those four, three of the races are incumbents.

This packed race is arguably one of the most important ones for Wake county, which has over 157, 000 students and is currently the 17th largest school district in the country.

Who is running in your district? Continue reading

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