Look before you (statistically) lea

In late February, some 44,000 discouraged North Carolina workers suddenly disappeared. Relax. It’s not as mysterious as it sounds. What happened was that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its long-awaited revision of five years of household-employment data for...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Dancing the night away

Ever since I stood on my daddy’s toes at age four while he swept us around the room in time to music, I have loved dancing. I thoroughly enjoyed my years of ballet and tap lessons from Wake Forest’s own Rockette and multi-generational dance teacher Betty Holding, but it was...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Legislators look again at the revolving door

by Scott Mooneyham Since North Carolina legislators first approved the State Ethics Act in 2006, policymakers and political observers have continued to discuss to what extent state law should control the revolving door between government and the private sector. The problems...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Patriots place first in golf match

RALEIGH — Franklin Academy put on a strong showing in Monday’s North Central Athletic Conference golf match to capture their first team victory in the program’s history. The Patriots were led by Grant Lewis, who shot a 41 on nine holes at the Wildwood Country Club in Raleigh. His...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014