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...

Community College Delivers Real Value

With the national debate about tax reform heating up, you’ll be hearing a lot about the difference between marginal and average tax rates. It’s...

Prison Reform Is Hopeful Sign

I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently on projects that facilitate constructive conversation across political differences. It’s clear to me that...

Choice and Regulation Form Spectrum

Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schools, and this share...

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FATman Plumbing providing emergency, routine, and maintance plumbing services

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Fullwood Animal Hospital is Now Fear Free

Visitors to Fullwood Animal Hospital will notice some changes next time they visit.  Before entering the lobby, customers are now greeted by a basket...

Nick Kuebler and Andy Duran Selected to All-State Baseball Team

The Queens Grant Stallions baseball program continues to produce good solid baseball players under head coach Dan Kerr and the excellent coaching staff. This...

Family fun around town

Thursday, June 13 Family Story Time will be held at the Mint Hill Library at 11:15 a.m. The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Greensboro at 7...

Put Tools in School

Our current education system is intended to place all kids on a path to college. This puts undue stress on some children. Some kids...

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FATman Plumbing providing emergency, routine, and maintance plumbing services

When Chris Lovick pulls up to a new job in his FATman van, he says he can see the question in people’s eyes, “Is...

Fullwood Animal Hospital is Now Fear Free

Visitors to Fullwood Animal Hospital will notice some changes next time they visit.  Before entering the lobby, customers are now greeted by a basket...

Put Tools in School

Our current education system is intended to place all kids on a path to college. This puts undue stress on some children. Some kids...

Mint Hill Legion Juniors split with North Lincoln 7-5, 4-3 in Doubleheader

The Mint Hill junior baseball team ages 14-17 all high school players split a doubleheader with the North Lincoln Knights by winning the opener...

Independence JROTC wins Superintendent’s Cup and Distinguished Unit Award

The Air Force JROTC program at Independence High School Unit NC-022 recently received top recognition from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Superintendent. These awards...