Ballot Changes Should Be Welcome

Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way North Carolina’s elections are run. They haven’t...

Voters Compare Imperfect Options

Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who often determine...

Median Household Income Shoots Up

John Locke was wrong. You might be surprised to see the chairman of the John Locke Foundation make that admission, but venerating a historical...

Property Rights Have Economic Payoff

When North Carolina is competing with other states and nations for investment, business startups and expansions, and high-value professionals, we start out with some...

On Reform, Quicken the Pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

Four Dates Carolinians Should Know

Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key moments in...

Carolina Traditions Still Have Value

How should North Carolina be governed? I have strong opinions about the subject. Perhaps you do, too. My task today is not to advocate...

Exaggeration Won’t Stop School Choice

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In Wake...

Know These Five Budget Facts

During the recently completed legislative session, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to enact a new...

Evidence Shows that Freedom Works

I know many Democrats and progressives who continue to be frustrated by the conservative Republicans who have controlled the North Carolina General Assembly since...

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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...

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...