Opinion

Are you ready for a New Year?

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Did you see the one where the person was not going to turn back their clock this fall, because they did not want to add another hour to 2020? 

Well, we are in luck. 

Economic recovery is sputtering

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According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in August, down from 8.5 percent in July. 

Good news worth celebrating, right?

State reserves may not be enough

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North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year, plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other earmarked reserves. 

Can we stand the truth?

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In A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson famously said, “You can’t handle the truth.” 

This line has stuck with me since the 1992 legal drama directed by Rob Reiner was released. 

Cooper seeking too much power

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Throughout his gubernatorial term, Roy Cooper has sought vastly to expand the power of his office at the expense of other statewide-elected executives, the legislative branch, local governments, an

Agree to disagree; yet, respect

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A preacher was concerned about an elderly man in the community. 

He made a point to visit him and asked him straight up, “Friend, where do you want to spend eternity?”