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A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises important concerns for residents of North Carolina’s rural communities. It found that these residents are seeing … more
Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the … more
Though the attribution is disputed, the writer C.S. Lewis is said to have quipped: “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” It may be closer to the mark to say humans are … more
There may be no “magic bullet” yet devised that could turn back the coronavirus let alone spare the world the growing economic harm associated with it, but there is something President Donald … more
GUEST EDITORIAL Lawmakers reversed course on a heavy-handed and unnecessary bid to ban smokable hemp last week, but they preserved a provision in the state’s 2019 farm bill that could cloak … more
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows the experience can have its, um, drawbacks. Dogs of our acquaintance have been known to shred rolls of toilet paper, gobble food off counters, bark furiously at … more
While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the … more
We want to join the many voices rightly celebrating one of the greatest moments in our history. How hard it must have been to even imagine that journey 50 years ago that saw America reach out and … more
It’s welcome news that two new federal grants will give North Carolina $56 million over the next seven years to help early childhood programs, but the extra money comes within a disappointing … more
The national discussion about the health risks of vaping involves both the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and an immediate crisis. At last count, 380 lung disease cases in 36 states, along with … more
In quirkily related business news that may have caught your eye: Uber plans to lease enough space in Chicago’s soon-to-be-renovated old post office building to accommodate thousands of workers, … more
Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide makes it even more compelling to dig deeper into that sordid affair. His upcoming trial would have shed light onto the many aspects of his crimes and the cover-ups. The … more
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