"Blue Laws" - Sunday Hunting Ban Under Fire?

(Cross Posted at the new Appalachian Voices blog )

From the Charlotte Observer

Dain Palmer, human dimension biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, says the agency doesn't have the authority to regulate hunting on Sundays, and that the commission was instructed to conduct the study.

Grassroots Electoral Training in Asheville

Democracy for America, Asheville is hosting a Grassroots Electoral Training on May 6-7th in Asheville, NC.

Progressives from across the South will be converging for a weekend of networking, skill building and strategizing to turn the South blue.

The training features hands-on sessions on online organizing, voter contact, GOTV activities, rural organizing, running and winning as a progressive, and many other topics. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided.

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N&O Writer's Schlock

I write a monthly newspaper column, but I wish it were every week. There's no end to great subjects and interesting things to write about. Which is why I always laugh when columnists take short cuts and do something like this from Rick Martinez, who is often referred to as the "conservative Latino columnist at the N&O. My old editorial teacher, Walter Spearman, called this kind of thing a "round-up." I call it lazy.

There's more . . .

Race Baiting Robin Hayes

"China is much more of a threat than an opportunity right now. You can never be tough enough on the Chinese." —Hayes

I'm sure that a consultant told him that his district wants to hear tough talk on trade, but this is just silly. Especially coming from a guy who five months ago was busy lashing China with a wet noodle.

Virtual dead turkeys

Hunting for turkeys?

Bladen Journal - Elizabethtown, North Carolina

North Carolina's turkey hunters had a new way to commemorate a successful hunt when the spring bearded turkey season began Saturday, April 8.

A new feature on the Web site of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will allow hunters who register a kill online to fill out and print a certificate bearing the hunter's name, the game taken, the date, the location and other pertinent details. "It's a way for hunters to keep a record of their harvest," said Daron Barnes, permits and planning supervisor for the Commission.

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