Turkey prices are down, but food prices still soaring

While consumers may see a slight dip in food costs for this Thanksgiving, prices are still up compared to pre-pandemic 2019. The American Farm Bureau says this year’s classic feast for 10 family and friends should cost, on average, $61.17. However, in 2022 the nation saw a dramatic 9.9% increase in food prices.

Donna King

The Old North State celebrates its 234th birthday today!

Today marks North Carolina’s 234th birthday! U.S. Sen. Ted Budd, R-NC, was among those remembering the Old North State’s special day on social media.  On Nov. 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution and the only state with two ratification conventions. In 1729, the state started as a...

Theresa Opeka

Thanksgiving costs, crowded primaries, and education achievements

This week on “The Debrief”: *The cost of your Thanksgiving meal should be lower this year than last, but it’s still much higher than in the recent past. *Candidate filing starts Dec. 4, but we already have some crowded primaries for the 2024 elections in North Carolina. *Now that the General Assembly has finished its...

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North Carolina Democratic Party rejects call for Jewish Caucus

According to an internal email, the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) has rejected an application for a Jewish Caucus to be formally affiliated with the state party.  Steve Abrams, the President of the Durham Chapter of the NC Jewish Caucus informed members of the decision in an email this week. The Executive Committee of the NCDP...

CJ Staff

Counterfeit, THC infused snacks seized across North Carolina

North Carolina Secretary of State, Democrat Elaine Marshall led a press conference in New Hanover County this week shining light onto counterfeited, THC-infused snacks being sold across the State. Alongside the New Hanover County Sheriff’s office, Marshall reported $170,000 worth of these infused snacks were seized as a result of 8 search warrants and 24...


House Speaker Tim Moore ‘humbled’ by visit to southern border

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, visited the U.S.—Mexico border. The visit comes amidst speculation that he will run for Congress in North Carolina's newly drawn 14th Congressional District.

Alex Baltzegar