Dubbed a “popular statewide constitutional columnist” by the Kinston Free Press, N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler traveled to that city this week to speak on “Patriots, Statesmen, and the Constitution.” In addition to the Kinston newspaper, the Greenville Daily Reflector promoted Kickler’s speech. The N.C. History Project also attracted attention from Examiner.com for its entry on country music star Randy Travis.

John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray traveled west this week to address the Henderson County Republican Men’s Club. Gray and Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops participated in an education town hall meeting sponsored by the Chatham County Republican Party. Gray continues her semiweekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio listeners.

Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discussed the presidential and gubernatorial elections during his latest appearance on “The Insiders” segment during News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight” program. JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai also appeared on “Capital Tonight” discussing upcoming Republican and Democratic political conventions.

WTVD Television interviewed Kokai about a state Court of Appeals decision that could free some state prisoners serving life sentences. Kokai analyzed the fallout from the controversy surrounding Missouri Republican Senate challenger Todd Akin during an appearance with Demetri Ravanos on Talk Radio WPTF. Kokai discussed the week’s top state government news during his most recent chat with Curtis Wright on WAAV/WFNC Radio.