Today, a three-judge panel continues hearing the case of Greg Taylor — a Cary man who has been imprisoned nearly 17 years for a crime he has consistently said he didn’t commit. The Salisbury Post editorialized this morning with a key point about the Innocence Inquiry Commission: what we’re after in cases like this is justice, not convictions.
Economically, consumer spending is still tepid, proving what small business owners already know: that demand is down. The takeaway here: now’s not the time to skimp on government spending — companies and consumers aren’t spending, and public spending is the largest remaining economic engine.
North Carolina realtors are trying to change disclosure rules about their financial interests in home purchases, to the detriment of consumers and drawing the ire of BlueNC.
Not news: GOP candidate for the 8th congressional seat Tim D’Annunzio has a personal blog.
News: his blog posits the candidate as a direct messenger of the End Times, which he seems to long for (“The best thing for US and the world may be the meteor option. We will see.”).
This was also big news to D’Annunzio’s public relations manager, who had to hear about it from WUNC’s Laura Leslie.
On a lighter note: still looking for a Valentine’s Day card? The NC zoo has free wild animal cards, sure to delight the object of your affection.