(8.09.12) Telling All Sides Of The Story
RALEIGH -- Journalism is supposed to share more than one side of a story. I learned during my time at Carolina Journal how refreshing that approach can be for readers, sources, even the writer.
(8.07.12) Telling Both Sides of the Story
It’s a basic tenet of journalism, but impartial reporting seems to be a rarity in today's world.
(7.30.12) Entrepreneurs Take Umbrage At President’s Comments on Business
RALEIGH — Remarks made July 13 by President Obama about business owners did not sit well with North Carolina entrepreneurs and a business trade association representative who spoke with Carolina Journal.
(7.25.12) Republicans Graded On Promises Made Before NCGA Session
RALEIGH — GOP candidates in 2010 promised voters they would enact a detailed policy agenda if they won a legislative majority, even though they would have to work with a Democratic governor, Bev Perdue. The 10-item agenda dealt with fiscal policies, economic growth, and education reform, among other issues.
(7.06.12) North Carolina Democrats Divided On House Health Care Repeal
RALEIGH — Democratic Reps. Mike McIntyre of the 7th District and Larry Kissell of the 8th District say they will vote July 11 to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Retiring Reps. Heath Shuler of the 11th District and Brad Miller of the 13th District have not said what they will do.
(6.27.12) Tensions Fester Between Hunters and Landowners Over Dogs
RALEIGH — State law allows hunting dogs to run free on private property. Western counties have banned hunting with dogs, while eastern counties have allowed it, under conditions spelled out in county ordinances. The line splitting the east from the west commonly is referred to as “the Dog-Deer Line.”
(6.14.12) ‘Rescue Funds’ In Peril If Senate Bill Becomes Law
RALEIGH — Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Arizona campaign-finance law allowing some candidates to receive "rescue funds" provided by taxpayers, North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a bill that would end a similar system for some elected offices.
(6.07.12) Helms Center Teaches Capitalism to High-Schoolers
RALEIGH — The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge seeks to teach students about free enterprise by fostering their understanding of entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, the opportunities that the free enterprise system has to offer, philanthropy, and ethical behavior in business.
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