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Now that warm weather is here, people are outside working in the garden and landscape, clearing brush or just taking a hike outdoors. What do these activities have in common? They are all possible … more
I like dirt roads. The only problem is there are few left, even in the countryside. Back roads today are as plastic as the credit card. I know I am an old man, and probably drive like one. My … more
RALEIGH — We all want North Carolina to be an attractive place to live, work, create jobs, rear families, and build communities. When we move from ends to means, the level of disagreement moves … more
With warm, spring days now here, the thought of establishing a lawn often comes to mind. With the decision to establish a lawn, comes the decision of what type of grass to select. Since now would be … more
Here are a few thoughts to end the week. I am sure you have noticed resurfacing work along Breazeale Avenue has begun, and may be completed by the time this is in print. A big thank you is … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy is doing well. With a headline unemployment rate of 4 percent and a healthy 2.8 percent jump in inflation-adjusted median household income last year, North … more
What is all the fuss about? A photo identification is required today for just about anything, except when you’re headed to the bathroom. That might come later when all the fuss is settled … more
RALEIGH — At a recent North Carolina Department of Transportation committee meeting, my John Locke Foundation colleague Joe Coletti offered this blunt assessment to state policymakers: Our system … more
The word reached the Triad first via social media: Lockdown. Late Tuesday afternoon, local parents began hearing from their children, enrolled in UNC Charlotte, that the campus was on lockdown … more
Go ahead, James Holzhauer. Be excellent. Everybody loves a winner — except, it seems, when it’s someone running the board day after day and toppling records on “Jeopardy.” Then suddenly … more
Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage-earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the … more
I go out of my way to try taking everything coming my way with an optimistic attitude. There is always something good to come out of it all — the good and the not so good. But, we are bombarded … more
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