Impact fee policy needs clarity

Impact fee policy needs clarity

If anything useful can be said to have come out of the House Bill 2 controversy, it would be a broader understanding of how limited the powers of loca...

April 12th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Let jurors decide penalty when NC hog farms pollute

TAR HEEL VIEW: Let jurors decide penalty when NC hog farms pollute

State lawmakers want to shield eastern North Carolina hog farms from high-dollar verdicts, but in doing so, they would stack the deck against private ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Don’t sell your soul seeking sainthood

Don’t sell your soul seeking sainthood

“It’s rarely about the money. Most people sell their soul for nothing more than not having a stranger get mad at them.” -Isaac M. Mo...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Basic economics influences mayor’s minimum wage veto

Basic economics influences mayor’s minimum wage veto

There can be no denying that, legislatively speaking, the Fight for Fifteen movement garnered huge wins during the last election cycle both on city an...

April 11th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: The cost of cancelling cursive from the school curriculum

EDITORIAL: The cost of cancelling cursive from the school curriculum

In a few years, parents won’t have to worry about how to keep secrets from their children.They will be able to write it in cursive, drawing puzz...

April 10th, 2017 |  


While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that th...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Campuses should foster free speech

Campuses should foster free speech

During my recent week as a “practitioner in residence” at Duke University, speaking to a wide range of faculty and students, I felt more t...

April 10th, 2017 |  


The slaughter of Syria

The slaughter of Syria

The dust of destruction fills the air of Syria. When a society is suppressed, then it revolts. God does his best work with us when we are broken and d...

April 7th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Our sensitive president tries to trample the Constitution

TAR HEEL VIEW: Our sensitive president tries to trample the Constitution

It’s no secret that Donald Trump hates criticism. It’s no secret he obsesses over slights, real and imagined. But crumpling up the Constit...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Absent impact fees, a free pass for developers

Absent impact fees, a free pass for developers

State House Speaker Pro Tem Rep. Sarah Stevens of Mt. Airy is an attorney, operates a real estate leasing and rental company and has just become the b...

April 6th, 2017 |