Both the Lumberton Robesonian and Mount Airy News published Carolina Journal Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s recent column explaining how groupthink about Charlotte Douglas International Airport hurt the Queen City’s economic development plan. The Robesonian also picked up Becki Gray’s CJ column on the role of freedom in North Carolina’s 2014 elections.

Syndicated columnist Scott Mooneyham cited CJ Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s reporting on state ferry tolls for a column that appeared in outlets such as the Asheville Citizen-Times, Greenville Daily Reflector, Asheboro Courier-Tribune, Mount Airy News, Elizabeth City Daily Advance, Wilkes Journal-Patriot, and Manteo Coastland Times. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” promoted Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on the North Carolina State Bar‘s unusual involvement in an electoral campaign dispute. and N.C. Senate Republicans both promoted contributor Kristen Blair‘s column on the troubled implementation of North Carolina’s Read to Achieve law. The Senate GOP’s daily press emails also cited Smith’s article on the latest developments in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarships; Way’s report on state leaders’ promises to reduce the public school testing burden; Way’s article on legislative testimony about Obamacare‘s likely impact in North Carolina; a JLF news release noting Hood’s analysis of revised state employment numbers; Hood’s columns on the de facto repeal of Obamacare, the need for a North Carolina energy policy, and the importance of respecting the intelligence of one’s political antagonists; and Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez‘s column on the negative impact of raising the government-mandated minimum wage. promoted Smith’s opportunity scholarship legal update, Martinez’s minimum wage column, and Way’s article on Obamacare’s potential impact.

The News & Observer promoted the John Locke Foundation’s second public forum with environmental group NC WARN on electricity issues in North Carolina. WNCN Television and UNC Public Television both covered the forum. A Chowan Herald column promoting a local library mentioned N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler‘s new book about Edenton’s role in the American Founding.