As 2011 approaches, the John Locke Foundation is attracting attention for events scheduled to take place in the new year. Keep America Safe chair and former State Department official Liz Cheney will headline the JLF 21st anniversary dinner in February. The Associated Press reported that news this week, generating stories in the News & Observer (both online and in print for “Under The Dome”), Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News & Record, Winston-Salem Journal, Wilmington Star-News, Greenville Daily Reflector, Elizabeth City Daily Advance, WRAL, WNCN, WBTV, News 14 Carolina, WECT, WXII, WITN, and WLOS. The John Locke Foundation’s research staff has proposed 11 items the next North Carolina General Assembly should address early in 2011. The News & Observer‘s “Under the Dome” blog featured those ideas online and in print. Both the Wake Weekly and Butner-Creedmoor News published stories promoting the upcoming appearance of Roy Cordato, JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar, on a tax reform panel during a 7th Senatorial District public forum Jan. 19 in Henderson. The Mooresville Weekly noted that North Carolina History Project Director Troy Kickler will present a constitutional workshop Tuesday for the Stand Up North Carolina group. Becki Gray, JLF Vice President for Outreach, joins the N.C. Spin television panel again this weekend to preview big stories for the new year. She also discusses 2011 and recaps top stories from 2010 during her latest appearance on Curtis Media Group’s “People and Politics” radio program. Speaking of the year that concludes today, that’s the subject Meck Deck blogger Jeff Taylor will cover during an appearance with Wayne Powers later today on WBT Radio.