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Who is the most famous woman in North Carolina today? Think eastern North Carolina. Think restaurants. Think public television’s popular program, “A Chef’s Life.” Then, on Oct. 4, think books. On that date, the … more
RALEIGH — The leaders of North Carolina’s major universities are paid big bucks to make tough decisions, back them up and stick to them. But the chancellors of three of the state’s four Atlantic Coast Conference member … more
I have noticed something about people lately. I think its always been there, but as of late, it has become more prevalent. I see it personally and professionally and it’s on the verge of becoming an epidemic. No matter what happens, good … more
RALEIGH — When Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and his Democratic challenger, former state Rep. Linda Coleman, met on Sept. 13 for their first and only debate broadcast statewide, their sharp differences of opinion on House Bill 2 were, not … more
RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smartphone app, design a golf course or produce a hip-hop album. Perhaps you do have a strong view about one of these, but almost certainly not … more
I’m gonna sit right down and write me a letter, the old song says. While not grammatically correct, it’s also pretty much an antiquated statement. I can’t think of the last time I got a personal letter. Sure, I get all kinds of … more
RALEIGH — The final numbers are in on North Carolina’s budget surplus. They are informative. They ought to provoke significant discussion. Instead, they have gotten virtually no media coverage or public comment. According to a new … more
No matter who you talk to, everyone has an opinion. There are opinions on politics, opinions on music, opinions on movies, television shows and books. We all know what people say about opinions, and it’s largely true. Everyone has one and … more
A presidential and gubernatorial election year means lots of uncertainties, especially from an economic and investment perspective. At both the national and state levels, voters are tuned into proposed plans from respective candidates on retirement … more
RALEIGH — One of the annoying things about politics these days — and there are many — is how candidates constantly try to connect their opponents to everything bad in the world. Hardly a day goes by in election season without … more
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