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It carries a “potential unintended consequence,” the 6th District Republican from Guilford County said in a news release last week. It would “likely decrease charitable giving incentives for … more
There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics program will suffer no longer from what has now been … more
Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for covering state politics, their efforts earned heavy-handed administrative censorship. The … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
One of the NCAA's supposed core values is that intercollegiate athletics should play a "supporting role" in the mission of higher education. It showed itself Friday to be rotten to the … more
Nearly half of all North Carolina prison inmates find themselves back behind bars within two years of their release. An inability to find and keep jobs is a leading cause of recidivism, as … more
Spreading rumors on social media — and maybe even alluding to them — can be costly. Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson and Officer Rayne Biggs are suing Terry Baker, a mayoral candidate and former … more
Last week's brief legislative session delivered one of the strangest election changes yet. Gov. Roy Cooper wisely vetoed the measure Monday. Senate Bill 656, the "Electoral Freedom Act of 2017," … more
Businesses whose survival depends on adapting to market conditions are more innovative, more nimble - and thus more effective - than government when it comes to delivering consumer services. That … more
Hurricane Matthew had been threatening for days before it began its final skirt of our coast on Oct. 8, 2016. That day began well enough. Bands from the storm punctuated sunlight before blotting it … more
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