The News and Observer reports, “Rand, a Democrat, said he and Commerce Secretary Jim Fain flew last year to Akron, Ohio, the headquarters of Goodyear, to discuss ways to make sure the plant stayed in Fayetteville. Earlier this year, top Goodyear officials met with Easley in Raleigh, Rand said.”

The Fayetteville Observer learns that the Business Council’s survey was not done “several years ago” as previous reported, but just last year, and yet the Business Council is still peddling the story that it’s study was completely unrelated to Goodyear.

We first made our questions known yesterday after the Business Council’s president wrote a letter to all state legislators, but refused to offer any information about the study.