The Salisbury Post noted Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article about concerns surrounding a Stanly Community College restaurant that could compete with the private sector. The Duplin Times picked up Way’s recent article about concerns surrounding safe disposal of used solar energy equipment. The same newspaper noted the John Locke Foundation’s government transparency project — — in an article about Wallace’s new town finance director. (“Maysville was a very good experience.” While there, [Hans] Kalwitz helped the town move from a ‘D’ to an ‘A’ rating in transparency from the John Locke Foundation. He added only 1 percent of municipalities in the state have an ‘A’. “It is our goal in Wallace to get that ‘A,'” he said.)

Speaking of transparency, the N.C. Spin website and promoted Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray‘s recent column on a state Senate budget provision that would improve state and local government online transparency. The N.C. Spin site and state Senate Republicans promoted Gray’s “Locker Room” blog entry on “crazy” state budget negotiations. Gray continues her weekly radio appearances on WWNC and WTSB.

CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson and JLF Vice President for Marketing and Communications Donna Martinez dissect the week’s top political news for Curtis Media Group’s “People In Politics.” and state Senate Republicans highlighted Research Intern Austin Pruitt‘s CJ column on state pension liabilities. GOP senators also promoted Way’s articles on Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos’ resignation, solar equipment cleanup costs, and the Senate Medicaid reform plan, along with Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s articles on the proposed Taxpayer Protection Act and the latest state budget extension.