McCrory’s semantic gymnastics around his promises

by Chris Fitzsimon Gov. Pat McCrory didn’t offer many specifics during his campaign for governor, but he was clear about a few things. Two of them were that he supported an overhaul of the state tax code that was revenue neutral and that he would not sign legislation putting any...
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Why do they keep calling?

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy Remember the no-call list? Wasn’t it nice? Where did it go? After a nice hiatus from those annoying, intrusive, unwanted calls, there seems to be an acceleration of them again. I usually don’t answer the phone when it rings around 2 p.m., because...

Report questions pension fund’s future returns

by Scott Mooneyham When your job is managing the $80 billion state pension fund, you might welcome a report ranking that pension fund among the best prepared in the country. But a new report from Moody’s Investor Service is not receiving such a warm embrace from State...

Support Ben Franklin Society at fundraisers

by Carrie C. Causey KITTRELL — Billed as Philadelphia cooking with Carolina style, people are invited to dine and listen to bluegrass music while helping to fund community projects. Franklin BreadWorks, in conjunction with the Ben Franklin Society, hosts two fundraising events in...
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Fireworks spectacular fizzles to disappointed crowd

Roving by Bob Allen It was disappointing to say the least, noting the lack of American flags displayed at homes on July 4. Where are our patriots? Is being an American just taken for granted now? Many of the militia gave their lives, suffered serious injuries or have lasting ill...