The Mountaineer regularly receives columns from individuals who closely follow government and political activities in Raleigh and submit columns to newspapers across the state. Columnists include:
Scott Mooneyham, who works for Capital Press Association
John Hood, the executive director of John Locke Foundation, a conservative think tank in the state
Mike Walden, an economist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of N.C. State University
Damon Circosta, the executive director of the N.C. Center for Voter
Education, a Raleigh-based nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, dedicated
to helping citizens more fully participate in democracy
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By Patrick Gannon - Sep 01McCrory in a Tough Position Over Incentives," by Patrick Gannon RALEIGH – State lawmakers have returned home to their districts for good to ...
By Benjamin Brown - Aug 27RALEIGH - North Carolina lawmakers headed home Aug. 20 after a protracted short session in Raleigh that, for some, delayed campaigning for the ...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 25RALEIGH – Chalk it up as another way that incumbent legislators in general have a distinct advantage over challengers in N.C. General Assembly ...
By Patrick Gannon - Sep 01RALEIGH – Every two-year legislative session, General Assembly lawmakers propose laws that raise eyebrows, generate chuckles around the Legislative...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 25RALEIGH – Employees and appointed members of North Carolina's 100 county boards of elections should be mindful when they log onto Facebook pages, ...
By John Hood - Aug 21RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and some Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly say they need more “tools” for economic development in North ...