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As the controversy continues to swirl around the secret committee meetings held by House Republicans, there’s another question worth asking.

Rep. Mike Stone, who chaired the secret Republican meeting with video poker industry lobbyists, removed video poker terminals from his store in Sanford after a News & Observer reporter asked about them. 

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports today that local law enforcement officials raided a store in Buncombe County Tuesday and seized five video poker machines that are illegal under a law passed last session.

It makes you wonder, did Stone remove the machines from his store in Sanford because of the flap about secret meetings about video poker or because he knew he was committing a crime?

2 Comments


  1. Unaffiliated

    February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

    the Dems have secret meetings too.

  2. Raye

    February 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    The NC Court of Appeals ruled that businesses could keep operating until the appeal was heard. Therefore having sweepstakes machines is not illegal (except in Buncombe County?)

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