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Sometimes the lines of authority get blurred, especially in government. North Carolina has a current example involving The General Assembly and the State Board of Elections (SBOE). Lawmakers have … more
The nonpartisan watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste last month released its “2021 Congressional Pig Book Summary.” It’s full of examples that demonstrate how loose Washington … more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that births in the USA reached another historic low in 2020. For the sixth consecutive year, the birth rate dropped — this time by 4%. … more
RALEIGH — President Joe Biden wants you to believe that there is no relationship between the extra $300 a week many are receiving in enhanced unemployment-insurance benefits and the shortage of … more
As North Carolina faces an economic crisis amidst a pandemic, our community colleges will be key to recovery efforts.  North Carolina will undoubtedly turn to our 58 community colleges to … more
As a general rule I keep politics out of this space as much as possible. It is for enlightening and entertaining and not enraging. This week a rare exception arose as I watched a group of elected … more
With the holiday having passed, imagine attending your 12-year-old son’s funeral this past weekend rather than celebrating Mother’s Day. That’s precisely what happened to the … more
RALEIGH — Are nurse anesthetists overpaid by 74%? Are telemarketers underpaid by 25%? If you accept the standard statistical model used to defend huge and sweeping pay raises for public … more
In early April Duke University announced that all new and returning Duke students must present proof of COVID vaccination before enrolling for the fall semester. Notre Dame, Cornell, Brown, Rutgers, … more
Still cannot get high-quality, reliable, high-speed internet service at home? You are not alone. In fact, more than 500,000 North Carolinians do not have access to broadband because of a lack of … more
At Cape Fear Valley Health, we are very proud of our long list of accreditations, certifications, performance awards and top grades. We have received recognition for our services from A to Z — … more
When I began my work 25 years ago, my vision for fixing our poor, broken communities was driven by my belief in America and what made it successful. It’s what I call the 3 C’s: the … more
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