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STATESVILLE — Judging by what makes the front pages, the top of the newscasts and the list of “what’s trending” on social media, North Carolina politics consists of spirited debates about House Bill 2, spirited debates about … more
Several years ago, cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by … more
ASHEBORO — As the candidates for North Carolina attorney general, Republican Buck Newton and Democrat Josh Stein, met Sept. 20 at Asheboro’s Sunset Theatre for their only formal debate, they couldn’t have known that just 90 minutes … more
I deal with the public on a daily basis. I deal with scores of people from all walks of life, rich and poor and everyone in between. I deal with happy folks and angry folks and I deal with folks who go through life with a blank expression, waiting … more
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is making final preparations to move patients into the new Cherry Hospital facility in Goldsboro at the end of September. The replacement state-operated psychiatric hospital will expand … more
RALEIGH — North Carolinians have learned a lot in the past few days — about law enforcement, race relations, cynical politics, media memes and the need for wise leadership during crisis. But the cost of our education has been far too … more
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
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