Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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

Business Owners & Contractors: Have P&L ready by 12/31/19

Now that we are in the last month of the year, this is the time where all Business Owners & Contractors with 1099’s Miscellaneous...

Simple Steps to a Country Christmas

In the South, we don’t experience winter like the rest of the country.  Snow is a rarity and you’re more likely to find the...

The value of a Professional Photographer

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t I love using my phone to capture everyday moments of my friends, family, pets, and...

There is a new guy in town – Part 2: Cancun

Last week, we talked about Vacation Express. This week, I will give an example of a package they offer for a June 14 departure...

20 Christmas Activities for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some Christmas activities to do with the kids this week, here is a list...

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Simple Steps to a Country Christmas

In the South, we don’t experience winter like the rest of the country.  Snow is a rarity and you’re more likely to find the...

CAPTCHA!

The urge by some to misuse an invention is probably as old as humankind. The internet is certainly no exception. In 1999, Slashdot, a...

New Active-Adult Community Comes to Wesley Chapel

National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has broken ground on a new 55+ active-adult community in the Tri-W area. Pinnacle at Wesley Chapel, as the new...

10 Point Packing Checklist When Going on A Ski Trip

Besides the obvious things like packing skis, goggles and helmet, here's a list from FlightHub and JustFly outlining some things travelers may not have...

Holiday Hitchhikers: Keeping Pests out of Homes this Season

The holiday season, a time for family, fun and festivities, is here. If you're not careful, unwanted hitchhikers—pests—may be celebrating the holidays alongside you...