Category: Civil Society

  • Court rules: Brewers lawsuit against state moves forward

    A Wake County Superior Court has ruled against the state of North Carolina in a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of the state’s distribution cap and franchise laws on breweries. The complaint — filed last year by Craft Freedom LLC, The Olde Mecklenburg…

  • America on the verge of becoming energy independent, Trump official says

    America is poised to become energy independent, and its allies abroad will share the economic and geopolitical benefits, a key Trump administration official says. Dan Brouillette, Department of Energy deputy secretary, made the case for free-market energy solutions, and President Donald Trump’s policy decisions Friday,…

  • Emotions flare as teacher walkout nears

    Supporters and critics of a planned teacher rally haven’t been shy in sharing their opinions about the intent of eventual outcomes surrounding the event. Hundreds of schools prepare to close so teachers can attend the North Carolina Association of Educators’ event in Raleigh on Wednesday, May…

  • Burr, Tillis praise Trump during lecture in Raleigh

    Both of North Carolina’s U.S. senators and a member of its congressional delegation praised President Trump during their appearance at a conservative lecture series in Raleigh. U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, and U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-7th Congressional…

  • N.C. teachers are getting political

    The May 16 teacher gathering in Raleigh is inspired by teacher demonstrations in other states and is energized by the desire of public school advocacy groups to weaken Republican control of the General Assembly. It’s political mobilization disguised as a “rally for respect.” The N.C. Association of Educators has been…

  • Salisbury voters approve leasing Fibrant broadband to Hotwire

    An overwhelming 81 percent of voters in Salisbury on Tuesday said the city should lease its Fibrant broadband service to Hotwire Communications. The unofficial vote was 2,602 to 590. As Carolina Journal reported, the proposed lease would go for 20 years beginning July 1, with Hotwire paying back the city a…

  • World without walls: virtual reality’s role in the classroom 

    It’s a world without walls. Students can explore the vast expanse of the Great Barrier Reef or the microscopic intricacies of the human cell — all within the confines of the classroom. Virtual reality experiences take students “to where they cannot be” because of physical, financial, or other constraints, says Helen Crompton, an…