A News & Observer editorial on the Wake County transit plan cited the John Locke Foundation’s critique of that proposal, while a letter writer in the N&O praised JLF as a source of conservative information. The Greensboro News & Record‘s “Mixing It Up” column cited Piedmont Publius blogger Sam Hieb‘s thoughts about Democrats’ decision to move President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech from Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium to a smaller indoor alternative.

Becki Gray headed to Morehead City to address the Crystal Coast Republican Men’s Club. Gray continues her semiweekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio listeners.

News Radio WPTF interviewed Director of Communications Mitch Kokai about the hurdles standing in the way of the proposed Pantego Wind Farm project. Kokai also served as one of the first guests on Curtis Wright’s new online radio program on Talk Media TV. The Salisbury Post interviewed Kokai for an article about Rowan County’s upgrade to an A+ rating at NCTransparency.com.