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Governor Pat McCrory today celebrated the expansion of HAECO Americas aerospace operations at Piedmont Triad International Airport, an announcement that will bring 400 new jobs and $41 million in investments to the state by 2018
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.
Fear of gang violence helped pass the Federal Firearms Act of 1938. That law curbed the use of the infamous sub-machine gun, silencers and the like
In a WRAL interview released this morning, Deborah Ross stumbled when asked whether she felt Hillary Clinton was trustworthy
College officials should be praised when they curtail wasteful spending, but when they cut the budget by eliminating core educational programs, they deserve public scorn
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
With fewer than 90 days before the November 8th elections it is fitting to consider who can and will vote and what can be done to encourage voter turnout
Let us settle for all time the question whether there is bias in the media.
The Department of Education recently proposed new regulations to punish colleges that attract students with misleading claims.
In a typical week, I get four or five inquiries from media relating to some higher education issue
Four classically liberal professors and an economist named Adam Smith walk into a room. No, this isn't the beginning of a bad joke; it was the first event of the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas conference held last week at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte
One thing I've learned in my years of teaching in the U.S. is that many young Americans are moral relativists. As students in elementary and secondary schools, they were taught that there is no moral fact of the matter
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) had their State Convention this past weekend, where delegates took action to make a public statement against Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton's top supporters and New Hampshire's Democrat Senate candidate Maggie Hassan refused three times to say if she thought Hillary Clinton was honest and trustworthy.
Leaders from the NCGA House and Senate continued the call for Roy Cooper to defend the common-sense voter ID law or resign as the appeal heads to the Supreme Court.
Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is voicing disappointment in the opinion released late last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces concerning the court-martial of Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling
In an effort to hold Democratic State Senate Candidate Andrew Barnhill accountable for gambling and drinking at a luxurious resort when he said he was helping starving school children in South Africa
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement ahead of Tim Kaine's campaign stop in Fayetteville
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement ahead of Tim Kaine's campaign stop in Asheville
Following Hillary Clinton's press conference this afternoon where she once again contradicted FBI Director James Comey's statements regarding her email scandal, the Burr campaign calls on Deborah Ross to state whether she believes Hillary Clinton has misled the American people in her public statemen
Three more elected officials joined the outcry of citizens across the state for Roy Cooper to do his job as Attorney General
From revelations that FBI field offices sought a corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation to reports that Cheryl Mills did work on behalf of the foundation while serving as Clinton's top aide at the State Department
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement on Hillary Clinton's economic speech
Every August, Civitas polls NC unaffiliated voters to find out what this crucial voting bloc thinks.
Today, the Civitas Institute is highlighting the results of a new survey showing that 57.2 percent of NC union workers would prefer to represent themselves and 30 percent of union members nationwide would opt out of union membership if they knew they could keep their job and not face any penalty.
National Employee Freedom Week is a national effort to publicize employee rights to opt-out of union membership
North Carolina's 2016-17 state budget responsibly limited the growth rate of state spending, wisely padded the state's Rainy Day Fund, cut taxes further and continued one of the most aggressive trends of teacher pay increases in the nation.
On July 27, Civitas' Susan Myrick pointed out the conflict of interest of Judge Michael Morgan, who is not only running for the one opening on the state Supreme Court this year.
North Carolina's 2016-17 state budget responsibly limited the growth rate of state spending, wisely padded the state's Rainy Day Fund, cut taxes further and continued one of the most aggressive trends of teacher pay increases in the nation.
Civitas Action has released its annual Conservative Effectiveness Rankings of North Carolina state lawmakers for 2016.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Direct Pack, Inc. will locate a new East Coast facility in Richmond County, creating 94 jobs over the next five years
Governor Pat McCrory joined state and local officials today to announce a $145,000 grant to help fund a key pedestrian bridge on the Middle Fork Greenway. The grant was funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Contingency Fund
Two weeks have passed since The Wall Street Journal reported on the Obama administration's secret $400 million cash payment to Iran and Deborah Ross still has not said a word about the Administration's egregious decision
Today, the very groups that have been trying to trash North Carolina's economy and reputation have revealed why they're doing it: to help elect Roy Cooper
August 18, 2016-Washington, NC: Beaufort County Commissioner Gary Brinn today called on candidate Derik Davis to terminate his County Commissioner candidacy following the release of a Washington (NC) Police Department report of a vandalism incident at Paul's Funeral Home July 15, 2016 naming Davis.
Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III announced today that visitor spending has increased in all regions of North Carolina.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the State Department admitted the timing of the Obama Administration's transfer of $400 million to Iran was contingent upon Iran's release of Americans held hostage by the Iranian regime
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