The News & Observer‘s “As Seen Online” feature quoted this week from John Locke Foundation President John Hood‘s column about the inaccurate conventional wisdom that suggests Gov.-elect Pat McCrory has a split political personality. N.C. Senate Republicans highlighted that column in their daily press email, along with Hood’s observations about voter identification legislation.

N.C. Senate Republicans also promoted Carolina Journal Executive Editor Don Carrington‘s report on questionable election practices involving a Roanoke Rapids group home for the developmentally disabled, Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on a plan to repay North Carolina’s multibillion-dollar unemployment insurance debt, and contributor Andy Taylor‘s column about the Republican Party’s future.

Syndicated columnist Scott Mooneyham took note of contributor Sara Burrows‘ latest report on regulations stifling food trucks in North Carolina. The Beaufort Observer noted this week Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s article about a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling
regarding the Second Amendment and concealed weapons. The Snow Hill Standard Laconic cited Smith’s reference to Hookerton in a report on unused electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina.