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Charlotte-area radio listeners heard this week from Meck Deck blogger Jeff Taylor, who joined Tara Servatius on WBT to discuss the biggest repeat offenders in District Attorney Peter Glichrist’s decades-long tenure. FreedomWorks activists in western North Carolina heard this week from John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray. She discussed the November election and the outlook for the new legislative session during presentations in Colfax, Shelby, Franklin, Asheville, and Statesville. Gray and Executive Vice President Kory Swanson addressed the Sanford Lions Club Thursday night. Gray focused on the legislative picture, while Swanson discussed JLF activities. Gray will chat about the new General Assembly and the new Congress during an appearance today with Carl Lamm on WTSB Radio. As many as 120 people associated with the Stand Up North Carolina group in Mooresville had the opportunity this week to learn about the history of the American Revolution and the constitutional ratification debates in North Carolina. North Carolina History Project Director Troy Kickler delivered a lecture on that topic. Kickler also spoke with Ben Ball on WTKF Radio to promote an upcoming Citizen’s Constitutional Workshop in Morehead City. The News & Observer published a letter this week from JLF Office Manager Melissa Mitchell. It tweaked outgoing N.C. House Speaker Joe Hackney for his recent comments about electoral redistricting. Mitch Kokai, Director of Communications, used his regular monthly appearance with Curtis Wright on the WAAV/WFNC Radio morning show to outline the key provisions of JLF’s recommendations for the new legislative session’s First 100 Days.

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