Stories written by Nicole Revels
Nicole Revels is a North Carolina news journalist and "documentarian" who has contributed to the Beaufort Observer, the Roanoke-Chowan Herald, Ben Swann, and others. Keep up with her work here.

Tillis on Janet Cowell: Competent Elected Official

When NC House Speaker Thom Tillis was pressed on concerns over State Treasurer Janet Cowell’s handling of the state pension fund in 2011, the Mountain Xpress reports, “Tillis replied that State Treasurer Janet Cowell is one of the most competent elected officials he knows. Voicing his confidence in her, he said, “I don’t believe all […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Agenda 21 in Fisheries; Joint Federal/State Marine Law Enforcement

Agenda 21 is a UN resolution which outlines a global framework for managing resources, commodity consumption, and human population growth for levels that are considered sustainable. The resolution consists of action planks for national and local government implementation, such as: encouraging or discouraging (through social and economic incentives) the harvesting of food products based on the […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,Uncategorized | Read More »

National Opposition to Common Core Visits North Carolina

“We’ve all heard of the NSA. Now, your school districts at the local level are collecting data on your kids every single day,” Whitney Neal told members of the Lake Norman Conservatives, a Cornelius-based civic action group. Neal is the Director of Grassroots Outreach for FreedomWorks and a former 8th grade school teacher; she visited […]

April 3, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

Fishermen to Sue Government in Battle Over Rights

Two North Carolina commercial fishing associations have announced their intent to file a lawsuit against several NC and federal regulatory agencies over their method of implementation of the Endangered Species Act. The groups feel that the currently implemented sea turtle protection mandates are narrowly targeted at the commercial fishing sector while other sectors known to […]

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

NC Fishermen: An Endangered Species

For years, the North Carolina commercial fishermen have been bearing the brunt of attempts from outside interests to seize control of North Carolina residents’ food supply. The industry is being fined and regulated out of existence for admitted personal gain. This is a report that outlines only a portion of what NC fishermen have gone […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Common Core: What Difference Does it Make?

Prior to the first meeting of the North Carolina Common Core Study Committee, NC legislators received hordes of emails from activists attempting to emphasize just how horrendous the standards are by including egregious examples from curriculum handouts now popping up from around the nation because of Common Core. However, it was made clear to legislators […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

Overview of Winter RNC Outcomes

Friday, the RNC passed a packet of sweeping rule amendments. There were 9 votes against. All other committee members’ votes went in favor of the rule changes, as the votes in opposition were subtracted from the entire number of committee members in order to calculate the affirmative vote total. From witness accounts, the opposition votes […]

January 27, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

RNC to Hold Final Vote this Week on Controversial Rule Changes

The Republican National Committee will meet in DC this week to hold what is likely to be the final vote on amending the rules governing the 2016 election process, a subject that has been at the forefront of debate at each RNC meeting over the past year. The RNC Rules Subcommittee, a 17-member group which […]

January 20, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Farris Announces Platform for NC Senate Special Election

On Tuesday, January 7th, the NC-GOP Executive Committee of the 31st district (Forsyth and Yadkin counties) will hold a special election for a suggested Republican Party candidate to fill the now-open seat of NC Sen. Pete Brunstetter. In a statement released today, pro-Constitution executive committee member Mitchel Farris has declared his candidacy intent. The letter […]

January 6, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

A Local Solution to Common Core?

Recently, we saw a drastic drop in the test scores of North Carolina public school students. It has been stated by NC education officials that the drop is due to more rigorous standards, and that we should expect an increase in test scores over the next couple of years; however, states that have had the […]

December 23, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

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