Category: Tyler Cralle

A Waste of Hard Work
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A Waste of Hard Work

WNBA rookie, A’ja Wilson, is calling attention the income gap between WNBA and NBA players.  After the announcement that LeBron James signed a 154 million 4 year contract with LA Lakers Wilson tweeted, “154 million. Must be nice. We over here looking for a million, but Lord let me get back in my lane,” Wilson wrote....

Protesting the Fourth of July?
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Protesting the Fourth of July?

Apparently, activists in Raleigh are planning to boycott and protest the Fourth of July… Community activists and advocates in Raleigh and in Durham are urging their social-media followers to boycott the Fourth of July this year, telling people not to buy hot dogs, not to buy fireworks. No celebration, they say, until the nation lives up to...

Uber Saves Lives
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Uber Saves Lives

New data out from my home county here in southeastern North Carolina… According to the NC Highway Patrol, the number of drunk driving-related deaths have been down significantly in New Hanover County in recent years. Here’s a look at the numbers dating back to 2008: WECT 2008 – 6 2009 – 2 2010 – 2...

Another Day, Another Protest
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Another Day, Another Protest

Democrats grass-root activists were out in force this weekend protesting Trump’s zero-tolerance policy of separating families at the border… Crowds gathered in downtown Raleigh on Saturday to march and rally for families separated at the country’s border with Mexico to be reunited. The event was part of a nationwide protest against a Trump administration policy...

Another Big Loss For Pork
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Another Big Loss For Pork

On Friday, there was another big verdict against Pork farmers… Chinese-owned pork giant Smithfield Foods Inc. lost a pivotal legal battle on Friday, as a federal jury awarded $25 million to a rural couple for the nuisance caused by living near a Smithfield contractor’s hog farm. The lawsuit is the second in a series of complaints brought...

Tariff Pain in NC
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Tariff Pain in NC

It’s not just the macroeconomic outlook that shows President Trump’s tariff are no good.  Right here in North Carolina, tobacco and pork products are about to get nailed by retaliatory tariffs… The state’s pork producers export 25 percent of their product, said Andy Curliss, CEO of the North Carolina Pork Council. Mexico and Canada account for...

Fiscal Responsibility
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Fiscal Responsibility

John Hood wrote a great piece that the Wilmington Star News actually published (I know!).  It explained how great of a position North Carolina is in financially… North Carolina’s leaders have proven to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. A new report from the state controller’s office showed that over the first three quarters of...

Poor Teachers
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Poor Teachers

With midterm elections almost 6 months away this unfavorable teacher salary data was inevitable… North Carolina ranks 37th in the nation for average teacher pay, according to estimates released Monday by the National Education Association. The estimate may be revised later based on updated data. Last year, NEA first estimated that North Carolina was 35th in...

Solid Fiscal Footing
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Solid Fiscal Footing

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported on many states unpreparedness for an economic downturn… That challenge exists across the country: Low unemployment has led to a recovery in state unemployment funds, but the recovery is mixed and incomplete. State unemployment trust fund reserves hit $55.2 billion last year, up substantially from $9.5 billion in 2010....

Crazy Dems are Back
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Crazy Dems are Back

Crazy Dems Are Back We talked about LaWana Mayfield’s crazy belief that 9/11 was a controlled demolition last week.  Well, this weekend, she was on WCNC’s “Flashpoint” and wanted to clarify that she is, in fact, a nutjob… Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield apologized on the WCNC show “Flashpoint” for “the hurt and pain”...