A conservative group blog is hitting its stride.
Started in mid January, ConservativeNC aims to be for conservatives in the state what BlueNC has been for liberals.
It grew out of a Facebook group started to revive conservativism in the wake of the Democratic sweep in the fall elections.
Jeff Sykes, 38, one of four co-founders, said he originally planned to start a group blog for conservatives in the Piedmont. A former reporter and editor of several small Rockingham County newspapers, he was inspired by Ed Cone and other Triad bloggers.
"The goal is to give conservatives in the state a place they can go and find information about their colleagues from across the state," he said. "It's also a place where we can debate the current and future health of the conservative movement in North Carolina."
The site has a dozen regular writers and several hundred registered users. Lately it has been one of several good online sources for information about the race for chair of the N.C. Republican Party.