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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2019 Rocky River Football Preview

We reached out, communicated, and met with head football coach Orlando Gray at Rocky River High School recently during practice. We received the following...

SCORE Charlotte and Small Business a Winning Combination

The SCORE Foundation, a philanthropic branch of SCORE, is America's premier source of free confidential small business advice. In the Charlotte area during 2018,...

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August 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on August 14, 1935, Social Security has helped millions of Americans retire with some...

Artist, designer, and historian: James Boyd opens Extraordinaire Gifts in Mint Hill

Extraordinaire Gifts has opened in Mint Hill Plaza on Lawyers Road, and owner, James Boyd, wants everyone to know — there’s a new type...

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SCORE Charlotte and Small Business a Winning Combination

The SCORE Foundation, a philanthropic branch of SCORE, is America's premier source of free confidential small business advice. In the Charlotte area during 2018,...

Artist, designer, and historian: James Boyd opens Extraordinaire Gifts in Mint Hill

Extraordinaire Gifts has opened in Mint Hill Plaza on Lawyers Road, and owner, James Boyd, wants everyone to know — there’s a new type...

Highway 51 widening and Landscape Material Yard projects raise concerns

Karen Trauner a long-time resident of Mint Hill and a candidate for Mayor attended the May 29, 2019 NCDOT workshop at Town Hall. She...

Introduction to ISO in Photography

What is ISO? In very basic terms, ISO is simply a camera setting that will brighten or darken a photo. As you increase your ISO...

Jennifer Manchester makes Top 10 Best Realtors

Jennifer Manchester, MRE, Broker in Charge of Suburban Properties of Charlotte located in Mint Hill, NC has been awarded the 2019 – 10 Best...