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ome of High Point's leaders are advancing a plan that would place a multipurpose stadium somewhere downtown, even though the city does not host a minor league professional sports team.
The "Freedom in the 50 States" report, now published by the Cato Institute, uses hundreds of datasets to rank states by fiscal, regulatory, and personal freedom.
A new audit has found that many no-bid contracts within the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services lacked proper review or documentation, and didn't have adequate written justification to waive competition, putting taxpayer dollars at risk.
Located only a few minutes' drive from Statesville is Fort Dobbs - North Carolina's only frontier fort during the French and Indian War
What do the $15 minimum wage, Obamacare, and proposed gun control laws all have in common? Of course, we could say, uncontroversially, that they are all policies supported by progressives and at least in part form the backbone of modern day progressivism's policy agenda
During her primary fight with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton argued that his "free college" promise went too far. Now, however, Clinton has come out with a plan to make public colleges and universities free for families who earn less than $125,000 annually.
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education
Raleigh will add yet another hip cafe to its booming downtown this September on the corner of Martin and Wilmington streets.
Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
The head of the FBI has characterized Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "extremely careless" in handling sensitive - even classified - information on her private email server when she led the U.S. State Department
Baseball is all the rage in Fayetteville, with the city close to signing a deal that would commit $35 million for a new baseball stadium in the hope of attracting a minor-league team to town.
Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his campaign operatives for getting their chronologies wrong
A top election law adviser to legislative leaders suggests the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts could have a decision fairly quickly on whether to delay an order by an appeals court striking down North Carolina's voter ID law
Over the last six years, bold, courageous North Carolina leaders have been willing to take risks, push the envelope, and offer unlimited opportunities for education freedom, for financial security, and for transformational reforms
Try something new? I'm all for it. But whether you are talking about changing your diet, changing your career, or changing your government's public policy, it's often a good idea to proceed in stages.
North Carolina ranks No. 19 overall and is rising among all states when combining economic and personal freedoms, according to a major national report released today that used more than 230 variables to set the rankings.
Unlike tenure contract provisions, magistrate raises are based on service time and can be suspended by NCGA.
The 2016 N.C. legislative session was short, but full of significant action: limiting the growth of government, cutting taxes, paying down debt, building savings, raising teacher pay by almost 5 percent, protecting property rights, and continuing the momentum toward economic growth
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the states of North Carolina and Tennessee a victory on Wednesday when it struck down a Federal Communications Commission rule that pre-empted the states' regulation of municipal broadband service within their borders
Amendment lawyer Bussian suggests case against N&O actually sought to block critical coverage of crime lab's failures.
The State Board of Education's Aug. 4 decision to reject five of the 13 charter school applications that were earlier this year approved by the N.C. Charter School Advisory Board led to a resolution of protest from the advisory board.
There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years.
Government regulation is a subject as dry as the desert sands to most people.
The filing period for all nine Wake County school board seats opens at noon Thursday and ends at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17.
It's no secret that I think the so-called mainstream media is largely in the tank for Democrats and liberals. After all, I have discussed examples of that phenomenon every month
Legal analysts have given the opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturning North Carolina's election reform law, including its voter ID requirement, mixed reviews.
The Wake County Board of Elections will revert to using the maps that were in place in 2011 for this year's school board and county commissioner elections, a federal judge has ruled.
The science fiction pioneer H.G. Wells once observed that "human history is, in essence, a history of ideas."
Is the full picture of our labor market captured in the official unemployment rate?
Dever issued an order on Thursday which included the mandate from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Wake County school board districts enacted by the General Assembly in 2013 and identical county commissioner districts enacted in 2015 were unconstitutional
The latest lawsuit against North Carolina's redistricting process challenges the partisan nature of the "gerrymandering" process itself
A Durham orthopedic surgeon argues that the State Health Plan for public employees wastes a quarter-billion dollars annually because North Carolina's certificate-of-need laws force patients to use hospital-based facilities instead of physician-operated outpatient surgery clinics.
Proponents of Charlotte's controversial "bathroom" ordinance - including the city's attorney - claim that stripping a 1985 facilities privacy provision from the city code was of no consequence.
The mainstream media and pundits on both sides of the aisle focus an extraordinary amount of time and energy examining public school funding
Attorneys for legislative leaders have filed new maps with the U.S. District Court and are urging the judge handling the case to approve the maps for the 2016 election for Wake County commissioners and school board members
A recommendation that the state might impose ethics-related restrictions on secondary employment and corporate board memberships on the state treasurer - and possibly other Council of State officers - drew a mixed response from those officials
Pay increases that were awarded last week to seven UNC system chancellors reflect a national trend that tends to inflate salaries for public higher-education administrators, an expert on college affordability said
North Carolina is urbanizing - that much is certain. You can chart it in the economic data about population, income, and job creation
A letter dated July 22, sent by nine Democratic U.S. senators to John Locke Foundation President and CEO Kory Swanson and the heads of 21 other free-market public-policy organizations, restated accusations that the groups are part of a "web of denial" about the role of human activity in climate chan
Even if you've never had any interest in doing it yourself, you should want North Carolina to be a great place to start a new business.
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