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...

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...

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Barn Raising Continues to Make Progress at Historical Society

MINT HILL, NC - The Mint Hill Historical Society "Barn Raising" steadily continues with support from community craftsmen and volunteers. During the COVID-19 crisis,...
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Mint Hill Schools Honor Students with Graduation Parade

MINT HILL, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system halted in-person classes, Monday, March 16th in hopes of limiting the corona virus’s impact on the...

Mayor and Commissioners Push Forward with Business Agenda

MINT HILL, NC - The Town Mayor, Brad Simmons, continues to provide leadership with the assistance of the Commissioners to move forward with meeting...

North Carolina Chief Public Defenders and State Defenders Adopt Resolution Denouncing the Murder of...

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s chief public defenders and state defenders, who represent indigent, poor persons, and persons of color, adopted a resolution on June...

5 Top Home Repairs To Handle Immediately

When your home is in need of repair, sometimes, you simply cannot wait. Letting a repair linger could cause more damage than your home...

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Barn Raising Continues to Make Progress at Historical Society

MINT HILL, NC - The Mint Hill Historical Society "Barn Raising" steadily continues with support from community craftsmen and volunteers. During the COVID-19 crisis,...
video

Mint Hill Schools Honor Students with Graduation Parade

MINT HILL, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system halted in-person classes, Monday, March 16th in hopes of limiting the corona virus’s impact on the...

Mayor and Commissioners Push Forward with Business Agenda

MINT HILL, NC - The Town Mayor, Brad Simmons, continues to provide leadership with the assistance of the Commissioners to move forward with meeting...

North Carolina Chief Public Defenders and State Defenders Adopt Resolution Denouncing the Murder of...

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s chief public defenders and state defenders, who represent indigent, poor persons, and persons of color, adopted a resolution on June...

Mint Hill Residents Protest Against Racial Inequality

On May 25, George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, MN.  In the wake of his death,...