Opinion

Entrepreneurship and classical education: where opportunity and values meet

In recent years, the push for more STEM courses in K-12 education has advanced alongside calls for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk start new businesses that improve our quality of life and, perhaps more importantly to its political supporters, help the United States stay ahead of competitors abroad, particularly in...

Winston Brady
Opinion

Why I love North Carolina

The first person that came to my door when I moved to North Carolina introduced himself as “Cornbread.” Now moving from Mississippi, that’s no culture shock like it might be for the Northeastern transplants, but it was a little something out of an Andy Griffith episode. “Cornbread” talked about everything he needed to fix and...

Ray Nothstine

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Homebuilders jump into N.C. Supreme Court case over disputed Ashe asphalt plant

The N.C. Home Builders Association is taking an interest in a legal fight over a proposed Ashe County asphalt plant. The case addresses “an issue of critical importance to the homebuilding industry,” according to a brief filed Tuesday with the N.C. Supreme Court.

CJ Staff
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Cooper order mandates zero-emissions vehicles for public and private fleets

Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a sweeping executive order that directs the state's Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to take a number of major actions to mandate increased use of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) among public and private medium-and-heavy duty (MHD) vehicles.

David Larson
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Bars suing over Cooper’s COVID shutdown rely on Ace Speedway precedent

Bar owners seeking money from the state because of forced COVID-19 shutdowns are turning to a recent N.C. Appeals Court decision for support. A brief filed Monday on behalf of the bar owners repeatedly cites the court’s ruling favoring racetrack owners in a separate COVID shutdown dispute.

CJ Staff
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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