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How bad did the recession hurt?
The good news for all of us in North Carolina is that the unemployment rate is declining and the increase in economic activity is opening up new jobs to replace some of those we lost during the recession.
GOP focuses on Barber
RALEIGH — One of the more noteworthy developments of a new election year is the decision by the North Carolina Republican Party to try to use the Rev. William Barber, the state NAACP head, as a cudgel to beat on Democrats.
Death penalty warranted in Boston Marathon bombing case
It's a good thing Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wasn't given over to the angry masses after he was arrested in Boston. It's also fair that, if found guilty, he should face the death penalty.
Big voting changes begin with new year
RALEIGH –- When the calendar changed to 2014, a whole host of voting and election laws changed with it. The sweeping elections overhaul bill passed and signed into law last year made many dramatic changes to the way we conduct campaigns and elections in North Carolina, and the bulk of those changes went into effect as of Jan. 1.
Online tax collections proceed despite do-nothing Congress
RALEIGH — The writing may well be on the proverbial wall when it comes to the collection of state and local sales tax from online sales.
Snow, snow, I need more snow
I know some people may want to shoot me for saying this, but I wish we got more snow last week.
Finding your edge, facing your fear
We use the expression “find your edge” a lot in yoga.
The final barrier
When you stand atop the Narrows Dam, you can see for miles in every direction.
Research study concludes money spent on some research studies to be pretty dumb
I’m gonna let you in on a few little secrets that are gonna blow your mind.
Me and a dog named Brentley
Brentley Drye, beloved son, brother, granddog and friend, passed away Jan. 27, less than a week after Grandma McLester. We were prepared for this one. Well, as prepared as one can be when you lose your best friend.
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