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:
Patrick Gannon, 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 Edie Hutchins Burnette - Aug 24Pisgah and Tuscola high schools are recognizing and celebrating 50 years of existence this year. Fifty years? How can that be possible? Pisgah’s ...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 22RALEIGH – I walked into the Division of Motor Vehicles office on Avent Ferry Road a 9:20 a.m. The line for a ticket was 30 people deep and every ...
By John Hood - Aug 22RALEIGH — The latest report card about freedom is out — and North Carolina shows progress in several areas. But some of our grades are still ...
By John Hood - Aug 24I have strong opinions. You probably do, too. Most people have deeply felt convictions about at least some matters of public controversy. Given ...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 22RALEIGH – I learned a lot listening to law enforcement and government officials in North Carolina chatting openly for two hours about recent ...
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By Mike Walden - Aug 19I’ve been avidly following presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a ten-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with ...