First in flights of fancy?

by Scott Mooneyham There’s nothing quite like states feuding over bragging rights. For years, North Carolina and Ohio fought over who had dibs regarding powered flight. Ohio claimed the Wright Brothers and the research in their Dayton bicycle shop. North Carolina claimed the...

Turn the tape recorder back on

by D.G. Martin William Friday has been dead a year now, and we still don’t know how we are going to get along without him. He was a living monument to all that is, or was, right with our state. Optimism, confidence in the basic goodness of others, respect for those who disagreed,...
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Not your average homecoming

By Jonathan McNamara The fall season brings much to be enjoyed. From cooler weather to the holidays, where families can come together, taking time from their busy schedules to relish in the good food and fellowship with loved ones. Another event that makes this time of year so...

School vouchers provide more opportunities

by Bob Luebke The overheated PR engines of many liberal education advocacy groups have done an effective job of raising doubt about the commitment of conservatives to public education. Regrettably, while Republicans in the General Assembly succeeded in getting education policies...

Looking for the anarchists

by Scott Mooneyham The fellow who heads the General Assembly police caused quite a stir the other day when he testified in court that his police force had labeled some Raleigh-area people “anarchists” and collected intelligence on them. According to a Raleigh newspaper, the...