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ome of High Point's leaders are advancing a plan that would place a multipurpose stadium somewhere downtown, even though the city does not host a minor league professional sports team.
College officials should be praised when they curtail wasteful spending, but when they cut the budget by eliminating core educational programs, they deserve public scorn
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
Let us settle for all time the question whether there is bias in the media.
With fewer than 90 days before the November 8th elections it is fitting to consider who can and will vote and what can be done to encourage voter turnout
Four classically liberal professors and an economist named Adam Smith walk into a room. No, this isn't the beginning of a bad joke; it was the first event of the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas conference held last week at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte
The Department of Education recently proposed new regulations to punish colleges that attract students with misleading claims.
One thing I've learned in my years of teaching in the U.S. is that many young Americans are moral relativists. As students in elementary and secondary schools, they were taught that there is no moral fact of the matter
In a typical week, I get four or five inquiries from media relating to some higher education issue
National Employee Freedom Week is a national effort to publicize employee rights to opt-out of union membership
North Carolina's 2016-17 state budget responsibly limited the growth rate of state spending, wisely padded the state's Rainy Day Fund, cut taxes further and continued one of the most aggressive trends of teacher pay increases in the nation.
Every August, Civitas polls NC unaffiliated voters to find out what this crucial voting bloc thinks.
Today, the Civitas Institute is highlighting the results of a new survey showing that 57.2 percent of NC union workers would prefer to represent themselves and 30 percent of union members nationwide would opt out of union membership if they knew they could keep their job and not face any penalty.
Civitas Action has released its annual Conservative Effectiveness Rankings of North Carolina state lawmakers for 2016.
North Carolina's 2016-17 state budget responsibly limited the growth rate of state spending, wisely padded the state's Rainy Day Fund, cut taxes further and continued one of the most aggressive trends of teacher pay increases in the nation.
On July 27, Civitas' Susan Myrick pointed out the conflict of interest of Judge Michael Morgan, who is not only running for the one opening on the state Supreme Court this year.
A new audit has found that many no-bid contracts within the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services lacked proper review or documentation, and didn't have adequate written justification to waive competition, putting taxpayer dollars at risk.
Located only a few minutes' drive from Statesville is Fort Dobbs - North Carolina's only frontier fort during the French and Indian War
During her primary fight with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton argued that his "free college" promise went too far. Now, however, Clinton has come out with a plan to make public colleges and universities free for families who earn less than $125,000 annually.
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education
What do the $15 minimum wage, Obamacare, and proposed gun control laws all have in common? Of course, we could say, uncontroversially, that they are all policies supported by progressives and at least in part form the backbone of modern day progressivism's policy agenda
The "Freedom in the 50 States" report, now published by the Cato Institute, uses hundreds of datasets to rank states by fiscal, regulatory, and personal freedom.
Raleigh will add yet another hip cafe to its booming downtown this September on the corner of Martin and Wilmington streets.
Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
The head of the FBI has characterized Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "extremely careless" in handling sensitive - even classified - information on her private email server when she led the U.S. State Department
Baseball is all the rage in Fayetteville, with the city close to signing a deal that would commit $35 million for a new baseball stadium in the hope of attracting a minor-league team to town.
Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his campaign operatives for getting their chronologies wrong
A top election law adviser to legislative leaders suggests the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts could have a decision fairly quickly on whether to delay an order by an appeals court striking down North Carolina's voter ID law
Over the last six years, bold, courageous North Carolina leaders have been willing to take risks, push the envelope, and offer unlimited opportunities for education freedom, for financial security, and for transformational reforms
Try something new? I'm all for it. But whether you are talking about changing your diet, changing your career, or changing your government's public policy, it's often a good idea to proceed in stages.
North Carolina ranks No. 19 overall and is rising among all states when combining economic and personal freedoms, according to a major national report released today that used more than 230 variables to set the rankings.
Unlike tenure contract provisions, magistrate raises are based on service time and can be suspended by NCGA.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the states of North Carolina and Tennessee a victory on Wednesday when it struck down a Federal Communications Commission rule that pre-empted the states' regulation of municipal broadband service within their borders
Amendment lawyer Bussian suggests case against N&O actually sought to block critical coverage of crime lab's failures.
The State Board of Education's Aug. 4 decision to reject five of the 13 charter school applications that were earlier this year approved by the N.C. Charter School Advisory Board led to a resolution of protest from the advisory board.
The 2016 N.C. legislative session was short, but full of significant action: limiting the growth of government, cutting taxes, paying down debt, building savings, raising teacher pay by almost 5 percent, protecting property rights, and continuing the momentum toward economic growth
Government regulation is a subject as dry as the desert sands to most people.
The filing period for all nine Wake County school board seats opens at noon Thursday and ends at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17.
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