The Charlotte Observer interviewed John Locke Foundation Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai for an article about the latest attempt to lengthen Mecklenburg County commissioners’ terms to four years. The Fayetteville Observer promoted next week’s living history event with former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the historic Cumberland County Courthouse.

The Wake Forest Weekly published Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s articles on a Democratic pollster’s assessment of top N.C. election contests and government’s role in blocking growth of medical technology, along with Associate Editor Kari Travis‘ article on a secret meeting between Gov. Pat McCrory and University of North Carolina presidential candidate Margaret Spellings. The Jefferson Post published Way’s article on the difficulty of motivating millennial voters. and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email highlighted Managing Editor Rick Henderson‘s report on Alcoa’s latest victory in its long-running battle with the state of North Carolina over control of Alcoa’s hydroelectric dams along the Yadkin River. Henderson and JLF Vice President for Marketing and Communications Donna Martinez dissect the week’s top political developments for this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio listeners.

An Asheboro Courier-Tribune column focused on JLF Chairman John Hood‘s new biography of former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin. The Senate GOP promoted Hood’s columns on Obamacare costs and the General Assembly’s wise decision to eliminate automatic pay increases for public school teachers who seek extra degrees. Republican senators also cited Way’s article on the N.C. Revenue Department’s vulnerability to computer hackers, Travis’ report on expert assessments of newly elected UNC President Margaret Spellings, and contributor Andy Taylor‘s column on presidential candidates’ approach to higher education costs. The N.C. Spin website noted Way’s article on the difficulty of motivating millennial voters.