Who will pay for Duke’s coal ash disposal?

by Scott Mooneyham It didn’t take long for the real debate to begin regarding Duke Energy’s 31 coal ash ponds at 14 sites around North Carolina. As I noted in this column al-most a month ago and shortly after the massive coal ash spill into the Dan River, any idea that Duke could...

ACC moves inland, and north

by Jean McCamy Before there was an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) basketball tournament and the ensuing March Madness, there was the Dixie Classic tournament that, for area sports fans, made Christmas almost anti-climactic. From 1949 to 1960, the annual Dixie Classic was played...

Will N.C. make par in 2014?

by John Hood If North Carolina Democrats were to gain some legislative seats this year, state and national pundits would probably spill gobs of ink — or at least fill gobs of pixels — with elaborate explanations of how the party began to recover its footing in a state it once...

Response time is critical

T he shine on the U.S. 401 bypass around Rolesville has dimmed more than little as the project has faced delay after frustrating delay. It is now not anticipated to open before fall, a year after it was originally supposed to. But more than that, some troubling news came to light...