Ignore the slanders; tax reform is working

North Carolina’s historic 2013 tax reform is once again under attack, and once again the critics are using misleading claims and false narratives to deceive the public. Based on a flawed report produced by the N.C. Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center, new ads falsely claim...

Ash spill raises fears

From ash pond, to river, to your bloodstream. When you have finished drinking this bottle of water, fill it with our tap water for liquid refreshment that tastes as good and is just as pure as what was in the bottle. That was the message from the City of Wilmington’s proud and...

Renewing the debate on renewables

One of the more bitter fights that occurred in the North Carolina General Assembly last year involved whether lawmakers should repeal a 2007 requirement that electricity suppliers get a portion of their power from renewable sources of energy. North Carolina is one of 27 states...
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Patriots send four to regionals

Correspondent RALEIGH — The Franklin Academy tennis team will send a school record four players to the 1A East Regional Individual Tournament, which will be played in Greenville May 2-3. Jonathan Venable, Patrick Duffy, Cyrus Richardson and Sam Blevins qualified for the regional...