Carolina Journal Executive Editor Don Carrington offered this week the latest evidence of former Gov. Mike Easley’s misdeeds in office. Carrington’s CJ exclusive about Easley’s failure to report rental income on his ethics forms attracted attention from the Lincoln Tribune, and N.C. Senate Republicans highlighted the article in their daily e-mail blast. John Hammer of The Rhino Times also praised CJ‘s work on the Easley scandal in the latest “Under The Hammer” column. The Senate GOP also highlighted in this week’s e-mail messages contributor Jim Stegall‘s CJ exclusive about North Carolina’s pursuit of federal education grant dollars, as well as John Locke Foundation President John Hood‘s Daily Journal column about government supporters’ unwillingness to accept the evidence that the federal Head Start program provides little benefit. A Heritage Foundation conservative policy blog, “The Foundry,” cited the same column. Meanwhile, the Lincoln Tribune and Wilkes News picked up CJ contributor Sarah Okeson‘s report about Yadkin County’s controversial jail construction project. The Jefferson Post also reprinted JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s recent CJ column on sales tax reform. In other news, CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson offered commentary to the Curtis Media Group’s “People and Politics” radio program about the indictment of N.C. Sen. R.C. Soles on felony shooting charges. Speaking of Henderson, the Tryon Daily Bulletin recently reprinted his CJ exclusive about Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2010 wish list. The Bulletin also published an exclusive from contributor Sam Hieb about taxpayer-funded elections, along with an exclusive featuring JLF Fiscal and Health Care Policy Analyst Joseph Coletti focusing on government transparency.