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We’ve heard this song so many times before that we’ve memorized the lyrics. It always goes like this: “We’d like to tell you what happened, but we can’t — the state personnel law doesn’t allow it.” The … more
The case against the manager of the Best Western hotel in Boone where three guests died of carbon monoxide poisoning in 2013 ended without much sense of closure for anyone involved, especially the mother of 11-year-old Jeffrey Williams, who died in … more
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or writing anything that “offends.” East Carolina prohibits “jokes about sex or sexual … more
A couple of weeks before the 2000 presidential election, the federal government issued a report on its fiscal fortunes. In the fiscal year that had just ended, it said, tax revenues exceeded outlays by $237 billion. It was the third straight year of … more
Democracies are inevitably raucous, but they are often more fragile than their citizens believe. Americans, and especially President Obama and the presidential candidates, should take that lesson to heart amid the recent protests and outbursts of … more
Between the time area well owners were warned about the safety of their water and the time they were told their water was OK, nothing seems to have changed except the paperwork. State leaders need to listen to their own experts and correct this … more
We think it’s pretty safe to say no one is going to get a ticket for driving 36 mph in a 35 mph zone. But you might have thought otherwise as reports ran rampant this week on social media and beyond as an N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety … more
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