Category: CJ Exclusives

  • 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…

  • A steep road to care

    ROBBINSVILLE — David Lee Satterfield is a big man stuffed into blue, bibbed overalls. He’s wearing a well-worn orange baseball cap, and a thatch of impressive white whiskers flow around his weathered face. When he shakes your hand the powerful grip and leathered skin are evidence of a life hard…

  • The great divide: Challenges facing rural health care delivery in N.C.

    ROBBINSVILLE — Chantilly Welch remembers zig-zagging along the ribbon of two-lane highway to drive her sick baby to a doctor.  She was a dot moving amid sprawling forests and mountains, on one of tens of thousands of outgoing health-related trips residents make annually from medically underserved Graham County. Another…

  • Cooper’s budget spends more by blocking tax cuts

    Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled a $24.5 billion state General Fund budget for 2018-19 that freezes scheduled drops in corporate and some personal income tax rates. He took swings at the Republican leadership for its smaller $23.9 billion budget — one he says won’t meet public needs.