Carolina Journal

News

UNC schools used AI program to surveil students’ social media accounts

A recently published years-long investigation by the Dallas Morning News has revealed that many colleges and universities throughout the country used or have been using AI to monitor students’ social media and email accounts. The investigation by DMN, in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, revealed that many...

Zach Rounceville
Video

Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses N.C. parents raising concerns about fentanyl

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses N.C. parents’ participation in a Washington, D.C, rally about the dangers of fentanyl. King offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
Video

Locke’s Mitch Kokai analyzes the fight for control of Congress

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, assesses 2022 midterm election contests for the U.S. House and Senate. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
News

25 years after slayings, officer’s brother says Beasley no friend of law enforcement

“I just think it’s B.S,” Al Lowry said of ads portraying Beasley as pro law enforcement. “She’s for the criminals and not for the law officers, which my brother was one of them that got killed."

David Larson
News

Trump rally for Budd kicks off in Wilmington

With just six weeks to go until election day, former President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Wilmington Friday for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd. Roads around Wilmington are already closed, and traffic is redirected across the area as the parking lots for the rally open.

CJ Staff
News

The billionaire Duke trustee behind the remaking of gender

The Pritzker family has spent billions of the Hyatt fortune to fund charities influencing society's perception of gender fluidity. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been serving on the Duke University Board of Trustees since 2017, a time period during which the health system has taken strides in this direction.

David Larson
News

Second law enforcement group backs Budd over Beasley

The N.C. Police Benevolent Association announced Wednesday their endorsement of Republican Congressman Ted Budd in the race for U.S. Senate. In 2020, the NCPBA supported Budd's now opponent, Democrat Cheri Beasley, in her 2020 race for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice. She lost that race by 401 votes.

CJ Staff

Featured

Opinion

01

Watch This

Video

Locke’s Mitch Kokai analyzes the fight for control of Congress

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, assesses 2022 midterm election contests for the U.S. House and Senate. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
Video

Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses U.S. Army’s guidance to soldiers about food stamps

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the U.S. Army’s recommendation that soldiers consider applying for food stamps to help them fight inflation. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 16, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
Video

Locke’s Terry Stoops discusses new charter school proposed for Garner

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a new charter school proposed for Garner. The Wake County Public School System opposes the school. Stoops offered these comments during a Sept. 14, 2022, report on WRAL.

Dr. Terry Stoops
02

Listen

Podcast

Extreme Injustice: Superintendent Catherine Truitt On The Importance Of Parental Feedback, Season 2, Ep. 5

In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to discuss a new parent advisory committee that seeks to get feedback on creating an education system that works for everyone.  Like what you hear? Hit subscribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn...

Donna King, David N. Bass
Podcast

Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. II, Season 2, Ep. 4

Hosts David Bass and Donna King are again joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss solutions to learning loss for K-12 students, including expanded school choice.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn more at ExtremeInjustice.com.

Donna King, David N. Bass
Podcast

Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. I, Season 2, Ep. 3

For the past two episodes, we’ve explored the academic, social, and mental health consequences of school shutdowns. So what about solutions? In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss a pathway forward.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss...

Donna King, David N. Bass
03

State Government

News

Appeal will continue in lawsuit challenging COVID shutdown of N.C. bars

Sixteen months after Gov. Roy Cooper lifted the last COVID-related restrictions on N.C. bars, a lawsuit at the N.C. Court of Appeals focuses on possible monetary damages for bars that were forced to shut their doors during the pandemic. The Appeals Court issued an order Monday in the case.

CJ Staff
News

Legislative leaders bolster their case in N.C. Supreme Court felon voting dispute

Groups pushing for felon voting in North Carolina have attacked the wrong state law, according to the latest filing from state legislative leaders at the N.C. Supreme Court. The document filed Monday addresses a group of friend-of-the-court briefs submitted in favor of felon voting. The case ultimately could lead to 56,000 new voters in North Carolina.

CJ Staff

Elections

News

Trump, McConnell direct focus to Budd with ad blitz and rally

Getting Ted Budd to the U.S. Senate appears to be a top priority for national Republicans. In campaign spending reports out Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund PAC spent more than $3.4 million dollars in ads this week. The blitz of ads comes as former President Donald Trump announces plans to campaign for Budd in Wilmington, N.C. on September 23.

Donna King
News

GOP lawsuit claims NC Board of Elections ignoring absentee, observer laws

A lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee, the N.C. Republican Party, and Clay County GOP Chair Barbara Deas over state election rules as early voting by mail began. The suit, filed Sept, 9, seeks to reign in what Republicans see as illegal tampering with election law by the Democrat-majority N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE), especially regarding the absentee-ballot deadline and limits on election observers.

David Larson
News

Jimmy Carter’s charity sponsoring ‘NC Trusted Elections Tour’ across state

Former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, a Democrat; and former Judge Bob Orr, a one-time Republican whose recent political efforts have been largely in opposition to his former party, are leading an initiative to increase trust in North Carolina's elections infrastructure. The initiative is sponsored by the Carter Center, former Democratic President Jimmy Carter's 501(c)3, which focuses on promoting peace and democracy across the world.

David Larson

Help Support Non-profit
Journalism & Donate Today

News Tipline

Do you have a newsworthy story to share?

Let us know