State Shows Government Can Shrink

RALEIGH — I am a fiscal conservative. I consider it to be a high priority for policymakers to reduce the size of government. A...

Columns Can Change Political Views

RALEIGH — I have written a syndicated column on politics and public policy for North Carolina newspapers since 1986. Have I influenced how readers...

State Policy Agendas Sound Familiar

RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans lost their General Assembly supermajorities in the 2018 midterms, and the GOP nationally lost ground in both legislatures and...

Get Ready for Smaller Districts

The average public-school district in the United States enrolls about 3,700 students, according to a recent Governing magazine analysis. In North Carolina, the average...

North Carolina Will Recover and Thrive

Do you want to hear some good news? For many readers across North Carolina who are still suffering from or cleaning up after...

Freedom fosters culture of giving

When natural disasters or other emergencies hit our state, North Carolinians respond in droves — and I’m not just referring to the crucial and...

Our economy needs new enterprises

North Carolina’s economy is in reasonably good shape. Over the past five years of available data, our state’s employers have added 480,000 net new...

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...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, is an integral part of most cars sold in the last two decades. It's a great tool for...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

Does size matter?

Size does matter when we're talking about image sizes for social media. A picture that works well on Instagram might get cut off on Twitter. Typically...

Korean War Veterans at Memorial Park in Mint Hill

Korean War veterans recently displayed Korea war artifacts at Veterans Memorial Park in Mint Hill to commemorate and show respect to their comrades who...

Kiwanis Club ready for 8th Annual Golf Fundraiser in August

The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club is getting ready to raise funds once again for children in our local surrounding Charlotte area. This year's event...

Mint Hill rolls past Pineville 9-3 in late innings

The Mint Hill American Legion baseball club has now won nine straight games in a streak that has improved their overall record to 12-3...