Saturday, March 21, 2020

North Carolina Will Recover and Thrive

Do you want to hear some good news? For many readers across North Carolina who are still suffering from or cleaning up after...

Freedom fosters culture of giving

When natural disasters or other emergencies hit our state, North Carolinians respond in droves — and I’m not just referring to the crucial and...

Our economy needs new enterprises

North Carolina’s economy is in reasonably good shape. Over the past five years of available data, our state’s employers have added 480,000 net new...

Six statistics Carolinians should know

Since 2010, when voters put Republicans in charge of most state governments across the United States, North Carolina became one of about a half-dozen...

State Education Rank Isn’t Low

If you recently read or heard about North Carolina ranking 40th in “education” and found that rank plausible, I thank you for keeping...

Pay and Train Officers Better

While 2017 was a good and productive year for many public and private institutions in North Carolina, it was a tragic year for our...

Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the...

Carolina Leader Sides With Christmas

Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story...

States Always Compete for Leaders

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels —...

Revenue Trend Doesn’t Merit Panic

North Carolina has collected less state revenue so far than projected for the 2017-18 fiscal year, to the tune of about $134 million....

Latest articles

Book Review: Magic Tree House

In my last column, I wrote about Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2) which is now celebrated as National Read Across America Day. In keeping...

Coronavirus 101 | Get the Facts and Keep Your Family Safe

Are you prepared for the Coronavirus ? With so much misinformation out there it’s hard to keep track of what to believe. Join us for...

Novant Health team members pledge more than $1 million to those in need

Employee giving campaign called Giving. Serving. Together. supports health, humanitarian assistance agencies Over the course of five weeks, more than 4,700 Novant Health team members...

Where’s the social good in social media?

Social media seems to be the bad guy all the time, always being blamed for changing society and especially our youth in a negative...

Answers to the latest coronavirus questions as the US prepares

Wash your hands.  Then email us questions. By Roland Wilkerson February 27, 2020 As the U.S. gears up for more expected cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19*,...

Featured articles

Coronavirus 101 | Get the Facts and Keep Your Family Safe

Are you prepared for the Coronavirus ? With so much misinformation out there it’s hard to keep track of what to believe. Join us for...

Sarcoma Awareness Part 2, Emily’s Story

Sarcomas are a rare form of cancer estimated to be about 1% of all cancers according to recent publications from the Sarcoma Awareness Foundation. ...

Sarcoma Awareness Part 1 – Join the Move for Jenn Movement

Cancer.   The word stops you dead in your tracks.  For Jenn Andrews, the word ignited a flame to create a foundation to ensure...

Landscape tips for the 1st Quarter

By Marysia Coyne January and February Mulch to keep moisture even and weeds away. Prune non-flowering evergreens shrubs. Winter (up until the end of May) is a good...

Why Mulch/What to Use

Even though all varieties of mulch, whether hardwood bark, pine bark, cedar, cypress and even pine straw produce much of the same benefits, retaining...