Carolina Journal reporting on the N.C. House’s proposed two-year budget plan attracted attention from the N.C. Spin website and Senate Republicans’ daily press email. The Lumberton Robesonian,, and Senate GOP all picked up Publisher Jon Ham‘s column pointing to a clear case of intentionally hurtful news writing.

The “Eye On Dare” blog promoted Executive Editor Don Carrington‘s article about dubious land deals involving two politically connected Dare County men, a private island in the Pamlico Sound, and state government. A Robesonian editorial cited John Locke Foundation John Hood‘s CJ column recommending that lawmakers devote some of the state’s budget surplus to shoring up North Carolina’s judicial stystem. promoted Associate Editor Dan Way‘s reports on a scathing audit of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and concerns surrounding bipartisan education reform measures that cleared the N.C. House. The state Senate GOP’s daily press email promoted Hood’s columns on lackluster education progress and overspending in the N.C. House budget plan, along with CJ Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article about the N.C. Chamber’s interest in a vehicle-miles-traveled tax to boost road construction funding.