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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:33pm

Howard Coble's retirement dinner brought out a bunch of statewide and local GOP dignitaries even if it didn't bring in any big bucks

The High Point Enterprise was leaked a copy of the email and other information reported to be preliminary financial numbers on the event. The information was provided by an anonymous source.
The information provided a list of revenue generated totaling $13,000. But total expenses amounted to $17,296, according to preliminary accounting provided to the Enterprise. The expenses included the dinner, a band and use of a piano and printing of programs.

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Oh how they claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility, but they must not have learned their numbers.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 1:30pm

State Party Chair Candidate Town Hall

featuring candidates Eric Mansfield and Randy Voller

Come out and hear from the dynamic candidates for state party chair! Both candidates will be in attendance and will present their ideas and thoughts on the future of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Come prepared to ask your questions of the two men poised to become our next North Carolina Democratic Party Chair!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 6:28pm

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Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

Annual Meeting – Saturday, January 5, 2013

Forsyth County Democratic Headquarters
1128 Burke Street (next to Burke Street Pizza)
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:32pm

Last week in Charlotte, in the shadow of the Democratic National Convention, Progressive Democrats of America hosted a full day of progressive values and thought at its best. We were treated to panel conversations from the brilliant minds of Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5), Michael Lighty and Karen Higgins of National Nurses United, Alan Grayson, Kurt Bateman, Labor Coordinator, Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-3),Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and many others. Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he is rolling out The Robin Hood Tax. Video below the fold.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:35pm

Browsing through the right wing Rhinoceros tonight I came across an article that I agree with (unusual) but for the contrary reason.

if Newby is not reelected and Republicans lose their majority on the state Supreme Court, much of what the legislature will do could be overturned after lawsuits work their way up the judicial ladder.

We must take the judicial races very seriously this year. It's the only recourse if the worst happens and Republicans win all else.

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 3:53pm


At the Carolina Theater on March 14th, Occupy Greensboro along with several other sponsors organized a premier night to show the film "Let's Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale"

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 7:02pm

At the Oriental Shrine Club in Greensboro last week McCrory told the audience:

“We will create jobs as a government by getting into the energy-exploration business, both offshore and underground.”

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:42am

Randy Voller, recently re-elected mayor of Pittsboro, Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Party, and the force behind Chatham County's electoral U-turn earlier this month, will lead the workshop on how to grow a new generation of elected officials who will represent the 99% by recruiting, supporting, and electing progressive candidates beginning at the local level.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

2011 Annual Meeting

Saturday, December 3, 2011

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orange County Campus (OOC)

Room 201

Durham Technical Community College
525 College Park Road

Hillsborough, NC 27278


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:58am

This crossed my radar this morning and haven't seen notice of it elsewhere on BlueNC so,

GASTONIA Jim Forrester, the Gaston County lawmaker who pushed hard to ban gay marriage for a good part of his 11 terms in the N.C. Senate, died Monday at age 74.

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