Both the online and print versions of the News & Observer‘s “Under the Dome” column highlighted this week a John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society speech from the head of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The online version provided a link to a “Locker Room” blog entry on the speech.

The Charlotte Observer quoted “Meck Deck” blogger Michael Lowrey‘s response to news about potential changes at the Concord airport. WSOC Television’s latest story on the proposed US Airways/American Airlines merger cited Lowrey’s analysis. A Yes! Weekly article on a Winston-Salem city council election included one candidate’s reference to Lowrey’s By The Numbers report on local government tax-and-fee burdens.

The Hendersonville Times-News promoted John Locke Foundation President John Hood‘s upcoming speech to the Hendersonville Republican Women. N.C. Senate Republicans highlighted in their daily press emails Hood’s columns on states with good records of educating disadvantaged students and the potential impact of North Carolina’s voting law changes.

The N.C. Spin website promoted Mitch Kokai’s “Locker Room” blog entries on wind power subsidies and the purpose of education.