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The Johnston County Board of Education makes you jump through hoops to speak during school board meetings because it’s afraid of what you might have to say. School board members and their … more
Call it dueling schooling or just call it a win-win. Whichever way our lawmakers decide to fund the state’s long-postponed school construction needs, our kids and our society will reap big … more
For many of us, the wild horses on the Outer Banks, though a good 300 miles away, are treasures that appeal to our wild nature. Unfortunately, these horses are facing severe threats from disease and … more
There is a welcome bipartisan development on Capitol Hill in the wake of the bruising and costly 35-day government shutdown. Sentiment is growing in both parties for a law that would prevent future … more
North Carolina lawmakers are back in Raleigh this week, getting down to the serious business of running the state (and unlike the federal government, we hope, keeping it running full time). There … more
As North Carolina lawmakers convene the General Assembly’s 2019 long session today, student journalists, educators and press freedom advocates are calling on state legislatures throughout the … more
Every now and then, we come across a statistic that makes us do a double-take. It happened again last week. In Charlotte, black babies are almost five times more likely to die before age 1 than … more
Rep. George Holding and Sen. Thom Tillis say they want to work themselves out of a job. The Republican pair sponsored legislation last week proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit … more
On Tuesday, Day 32 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued their sniping, while thousands of federal employees continued showing up for … more
North Carolina’s highest court will soon decide whether defendants who believe they were wrongfully convicted have the right to complain to the jurors who sat in judgment. A three-judge N.C. … more
If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in North Carolina, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to … more
Monday should have been an ordinary day for Trooper Daniel Harrell. He put on his uniform and badge, holstered his sidearm and went to work. Harrell began his shift behind the wheel of his N.C. … more
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