Category: North Carolina

  • New website makes info from school report cards easier to get

    Parents, educators, and the general public now have easier access to North Carolina school report cards. State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced at the Dec. 5 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district leadership meeting that schoolreportcards.nc.gov is now available. “This brand-new website provides the…

  • Government won’t solve opioid crisis

    Opioid addiction can be fatal, but government policies would probably make a bad situation worse, many experts say.    Rising rates of opioid abuse led President Trump recently to declare a national emergency. Critics of the current approach insist state and federal officials continually use misuse the word “epidemic.”  …

  • FLASHBACK: Tax cuts are not self-financing

    Editor’s note: This Daily Journal by John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood originally ran here May 30, 2017. We are running it again in response to a story,”What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country,” published Sunday in The Washington Post. North Carolina Republicans…

  • UNC Center for Civil Rights breaking away from university

    CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina Law School’s Center for Civil Rights is cutting ties with the university system. Center lawyers Mark Dorosin and Elizabeth Haddix, who were fired Nov. 30, have filed paperwork moving the organization from under the UNC umbrella. The…

  • Hudson says concealed-carry bill gaining momentum

    North Carolina resident Brian Fletcher, a utility tower climber, took a crew to Trenton, N.J., in June 2015 to help with storm-related emergency repairs. A police officer approached him while he was in a parking lot awaiting a work order, and Fletcher followed concealed carry protocol: He told…

  • Q&A: Charlotte-based makeup artist challenges N.C. licensing law 

    Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani wanted to open a makeup artistry school, but the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners wouldn’t allow it unless she agreed to teach esthetics and bought thousands of dollars of unrelated equipment. Now, along with the Institute for Justice, Bukvic-Bhayani is suing the board. Carolina Journal Associate Editor Lindsay Marchello sat…

  • North Carolina not smiling on happy hours

    While I don’t consider myself an expert on North Carolina’s laws governing alcohol, I do think I’m pretty well informed. But the other day I learned something I probably should have known, considering my research on the subject. No bar, grill, brasserie, bistro, or…

  • Criminal-justice reform offers rare chance for bipartisan success

    Who says Republicans and Democrats can’t do good things together? Discussions are under way between leaders of both parties in Congress seeking positive reforms in our criminal-justice system. This may be an outlier — an opportunity for Republican and Democrats, conservatives and liberals to bring new hope to men and…