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    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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    Local Girl Scout Troops Sell Cookies in Downtown Mint Hill

    MINT HILL, NC - Girl Scout Cookies first appeared on the scene in 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop from Muskogee, OK, sold homemade cookies...

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    CHARLOTTE - A rose is a rose, but all not roses are created equal.Roses are beautiful, from the different shapes of the petals to...

    Novant Health Staff Is “All In” On The Fight Against COVID

    CHARLOTTE - When COVID-19 rates began to surge in December, Novant Health saw a problem emerge: bedside nurses were overextended.“We started experiencing a pandemic...

    Celebrating The Day Of Love In 2021

    MINT HILL, NC - One of the year's most romantic holidays is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day is typically a day that is...

    February – Heart Awareness Month

    CHARLOTTE - As part of the observance of Heart Awareness Month, Charlotte-based AAIDA (Advocacy & Awareness for Immune Disorders Awareness) will host an educational webinar “Supporting...