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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
Lightning bugs — are they still around? Remember how we used to catch them around sunset during the summer? They were so beautiful, and also remember we did not suffocate them as we captured … more
RALEIGH — I believe the leadership ability and management practices of school principals have a large effect on how well teachers teach and students learn. But I admit to being biased on the … more
North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. House Bill 144, the Hands-Free N.C. … more
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