Six statistics Carolinians should know

Since 2010, when voters put Republicans in charge of most state governments across the United States, North Carolina became one of about a half-dozen...

State Education Rank Isn’t Low

If you recently read or heard about North Carolina ranking 40th in “education” and found that rank plausible, I thank you for keeping...

Pay and Train Officers Better

While 2017 was a good and productive year for many public and private institutions in North Carolina, it was a tragic year for our...

Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the...

Carolina Leader Sides With Christmas

Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story...

States Always Compete for Leaders

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels —...

Revenue Trend Doesn’t Merit Panic

North Carolina has collected less state revenue so far than projected for the 2017-18 fiscal year, to the tune of about $134 million....

Road Leads Back to Public TV

I could always hear John McLaughlin long before I could see him. The larger-than-life former Jesuit priest, Nixon speechwriter, and host of the “McLaughlin...

Carolina Needs Civil, Curious Leaders

If you are involved in politics and public policy in North Carolina, I have some unwelcome news: lots of North Carolinians are dissatisfied with...

Reform Would Boost State Incomes

North Carolinians would experience large gains in after-tax income under the tax-reform bill released last week in Washington, according to an initial analysis by...

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The most common way cars fail state inspections Part 1

State inspections are a staple of North Carolina Car Ownership, and you've most likely been through the process of getting one before. If you...

Rocky River Football Players visit Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab Center

The Rocky River Football team led by Head Coach Orlando Gray and new Athletic Director Steve Robinson visited the Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation...

Mint Hill celebrates 4th of July with the Queen City Brass Band

On Tuesday, July 3, Mint Hill celebrated Independence Day with its annual Patriotic Concert. The evening was the second in a series of “Family Fun...

Pets and pet people come together at Fullwood

Pets and pet people big and small can be found enjoying their time at Fullwood Animal Hospital. The hospital, which has been around for many...

Cancer survivor helps others

David Wallace’s experience after being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer led him to want to raise awareness and help others. He created PV...

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Mint Hill celebrates 4th of July with the Queen City Brass Band

On Tuesday, July 3, Mint Hill celebrated Independence Day with its annual Patriotic Concert. The evening was the second in a series of “Family Fun...

Cancer survivor helps others

David Wallace’s experience after being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer led him to want to raise awareness and help others. He created PV...

Pets and pet people come together at Fullwood

Pets and pet people big and small can be found enjoying their time at Fullwood Animal Hospital. The hospital, which has been around for many...

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes hometown heroes

Before Tuesday’s Patriotic Concert, Mint Hill’s Chamber of Commerce took a few moments to honor Mint Hill’s hometown heroes, those individuals who often work...

Support local kid-run business: Shop Slime Planet, NC

If you’re looking for quality slime at a reasonable price, look no further than “kidtrepreneurs” Novi and Myli Lopez. Novi, age 12, and Myli, age...