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liquor business? State Auditor Beth Wood has found a big problem with the state’s wholesale and retail liquor distribution agency. Nearly $14 million worth of problem. And if this state’s … more
North Carolina’s Prohibition-era government monopoly on liquor sales may face its most formidable challenge in decades after last week’s scathing state audit showed widespread waste and … more
The back-to-school countdown has begun. Two weeks from Monday, the annual rite of passage will commence: students will board buses, pile into minivans and clamber into cars … more
The tug-of-war over construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has dropped in the direction that we believed it always would, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week giving the … more
Wilson County’s economy isn’t out of the woods yet, but local leaders are convinced we’re on the right path. That path has more twists and turns than we’d like, considering that a recent … more
In a role reversal rich with political irony, Tar Heel Democrats are scoring populist points by scolding the state’s Republicans for raising taxes. The North Carolina Democratic Party slammed … more
So far, Smithfield Foods is 0-for-3 in lawsuits filed against it by neighbors of its industrial-scale hog farms. Given juries’ reactions to the evidence they’re heard in each of the three … more
In courtrooms in Raleigh this week, judges are hearing arguments they shouldn’t have to hear. Gov. Roy Cooper, the NAACP, Clean Air Carolina and a couple of judicial candidates — one for the … more
The numbers are troubling and on the edge of embarrassing — 2,386 North Carolina elementary school teachers have failed the math portion of their licensing exam since 2013. So says a report … more
Half a billion dollars could buy a lot of new highway construction around the state. Or it could instead go to more than 500 landowners who had their property rights hijacked by a state law that was … more
A Winston-Salem surgeon tired of seeing his patients saddled with sky-high bills for diagnostic tests decided to do something about it — he opened his own imaging center and cut the cost of MRI … more
THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson and the 17 worthy benefactors it supported with roughly $1.1 million in community grants awarded during a Tuesday luncheon. If wealth brings health … more
In case you haven’t noticed, the Republican faction running North Carolina’s legislature doesn’t play well with others. If the game isn’t going their way, they’re likely to flip the board … more
Police officers aren’t asked to buy their own handcuffs or radios. … more
It’s encouraging to learn that Andrew Craig Brunson, the evangelical Christian pastor originally from Black Mountain who has been jailed in Turkey on what seem to be trumped-up charges, has been … more
The story is mind-boggling: Three full-fledged gambling casinos, doing business around the clock, policed by their own law-enforcement operation and owned by a group that claims to be an American … more
Truckers torqued off by Rocky Mount's ridiculous new parking rules thought they could find more hospitality and smaller government a few exits down Interstate 95. Not so fast, we regret to … more
The Statue of Liberty holds her torch aloft, but it's the blindfolded, scale-hoisting Lady Justice who will soon be asked, "Got a light?" Steamed smokers sued the U.S. Department of Housing and … more
Your North Carolina General Assembly steamed into special session on Tuesday allegedly to adjust the words that would appear on ballots this fall to help you understand proposed constitutional … more
Authorities were doing their job when they raided the Tuscarora Nation's unlicensed casinos. They stretched the truth, however, when they described the Tuscarora as a "sovereign citizen group." In … more
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