The N.C. Spin website,, and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email all promoted a Carolina Journal article from Associate Editors Dan Way and Barry Smith focusing on reaction to the N.C. House’s $22.2 billion General Fund budget plan. also noted Way’s article on the Senate’s apparent lack of interest in a House education reform measure, Way’s report on the politics and principles of the certificate-of-need debate, and N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler‘s column on Tar Heel banjo pioneer Charlie Poole.

The Kernersville News published CJ Publisher Jon Ham‘s column on intentionally hurtful news writing, along with Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s column on the complicated military rules contributing to plans to close an Air Force Reserve unit at Fort Bragg. The Mount Airy News and Whiteville News-Reporter published Becki Gray’s column on overcriminalization in North Carolina. The Senate GOP promoted Way’s article on the CON debate in the General Assembly, along with Associate Editor Kari Travis‘ report on the impact of recent tax cuts on N.C. business rankings.