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Can government make you happy?

Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, “no” feels like the obvious answer. The Declaration of Independence states that governments are instituted to secure our rights to “life, liberty,...

John Hood

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Wilmington initiative doubles EBT benefits for residents

Grocery dollars don't stretch like they used to. However, for low-income families at the Wilmington Farmers Market, their dollar goes just a bit further thanks to the "Double Bucks" program, which doubles SNAP/EBT benefits for shoppers. The program is paid for through local community fundraising.

CJ Staff
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NC’s new statue in US Capitol honors Rev. Billy Graham

The late Reverend William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr. was honored at the US Capitol on Thursday with a new statue recognizing his lasting legacy of serving Christ and providing a message of hope to millions.  Known as America’s pastor, Rev. Graham spread his faith and the gospel while embodying authenticity and humility. From Charlotte, North...

Brianna Kraemer
Opinion

Universities should cultivate civic leaders

Most students and their families invest time, effort, and resources into higher education for vocational reasons. They expect the knowledge, skills, and relationships acquired at a college or university will lead to good jobs — which will, in turn, generate income for graduates to support themselves and their families as well as the satisfaction and...

John Hood