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Morning Post for Oct. 21, 2014

Senate campaign flier uses lynching photo: The leaflets, which read “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014″ were left on cars outside two Fayetteville churches. Both Democrats and Republicans say they know nothing about the flier, which did not endorse any candidate and said it was paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County. Read more.

Tillis to debate… himself? A fourth U.S. Senate televised debate is scheduled for tonight, but only one candidate is planning on participating. Assuming it goes ahead, the one-man debate will air at 7pm on Time Warner Cable News.  Read more.

The final two weeks: Moving into the final countdown to the general election, Dr. Michael Bitzer reports an increase in mail-in ballot requests, especially by registered Republicans. Read more.

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Morning Post for Oct. 20, 2014

State appeals Watauga early-voting ruling: The State Board of Elections is asking the NC Supreme Court to issue an emergency stay on an order requiring at least one early-voting site on Appalachian State University campus. Early voting begins Thursday. Read more.

Financial industry invests in both sides of Senate race – The News & Observer reports: “As Election Day nears, this much is clear: In one of the nation’s most closely watched races, North Carolina voters wil choose a U.S. senator from two pro-business candidates with strong backing from the people running financial companies regulated by the federal government.” Read more.

Follow the money: The North Carolina Senate race is poised to be the nation’s most expensive Senate race ever — outside interest groups have spent or committed more than $103 million in the contest. Read more.

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Morning Post for Oct. 17, 2014

Good morning, it’s State Fair season and what nice weather for it. Indy Week once sent its theater critic to ‘review’ the fair. The result was priceless. Elections & Politics • Americans for Prosperity says misleading voter mailings came from Arkansas: In a letter sent to the State Board of Elections in response to their […]

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AT LONG LAST — The Great North Carolina BBQ Map

Like all great inventions, it began with a great need. Amanda Fisher and Paul Bright of Charlotte enjoy taking back roads when they travel, discovering hidden treasures and seeking out-of-the-way eateries, especially the ones that serve barbecue. Wishing for a comprehensive guide to make trip planning less time consuming, they realized that they would have to create one for themselves…

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Don’t pet the furry caterpillars

If you see a caterpillar that looks like a tiny toupee, don’t touch it. Puss caterpillars, otherwise known as Megalopyge opercularis, are having a population boom in Southeastern NC, and their sting can pack a punch…

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Meadow Lane Farm to host Dinner in the Meadow on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Louisburg’s Meadow Lane Farm will host its first Dinner in the Meadow on Sunday, September 21, 2014 to raise money for the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund.

Named to honor the memory of farmer and educator Marjorie Leonard and Jerry Stephen Mobley, a Department of Agriculture livestock specialist, former president of the Durham Farmer’s Market Board of Directors, and proprietor of Meadow Lane Farm, the fund was recently established as a granting agency to support the development and long-term sustainability of small farms in North Carolina…

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