Missing the budget forest for all the sniping in the trees

Most of the talk in Raleigh these days is about the sniping between House and Senate leaders as lawmakers try to come up with a final budget agreement. This week House Speaker Thom Tillis joined Governor Pat McCrory on the lawn of the governor’s mansion to tout a new proposal by...

Economy boosts GOP prospects

Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-led state legislature are at odds over the budget, Medicaid reform, Common Core and other issues. Conservatives are disappointed with the McCrory administration’s continued defense of corporate incentives. Senators disagree with the House budget’s...

My World Cup runneth over

Have you ever gone on a long trip and when you finally lie down and close your eyes, you see little white highway lines on the inside of your eyelids? Soccer balls work the same way. I have blissfully watched so many soccer games lately that I see white swirly balls whenever I...

Red Sox finish perfect

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Parks and Recreation Leonard Builders Red Sox finished the spring baseball season with a perfect record of 10-0.  Playing for the Red Sox are, from front left, Jamaal McKoy, Sean Nock, Brandon Howard, Owen Kesler, Dominic Piacenti, middle, Hunter Goss,...

Barber passionate, unrealistic

To the editor: Voters elected Republicans majorities to the General Assembly in 2010, and again in 2012, based on a platform to revitalize North Carolina’s economy, jumpstart job growth and balance a $2.5 billion dollar deficit we inherited. We promised to reduce the state tax...