News Reports (Page 682)

  • Ordinance Spat a Real Barn Burner

    RALEIGH — A restaurant owner in Wilson who violated state and local sign ordinance laws decided to burn down the barn on which his establishment was advertised. The sign for Bill Ellis Barbecue, named for its owner, was plastered on the side of a barn he owned that was within…

  • Friday Interview: Economic Incentives

    RALEIGH — Welcome to Carolina Journal Online’s Friday Interview. Today John Locke Foundation President John Hood discusses economic incentives with Greg LeRoy, author of the recently released book The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax-Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation. The interview aired on Carolina Journal Radio (click here…

  • Congress Mulls Western Civ Bills

    RALEIGH — Congress is considering legislation that would provide grants to colleges to promote programs in Western civilization and American history education as a way to improve educational quality in those subject areas. The Higher Education for Freedom Act was introduced in early June by Rep. Thomas E. Petri, R-Wis.,…

  • Mecklenburg Faces Nov. Bond Vote

    CHARLOTTE — Voters in Mecklenburg County will decide in November whether to spend $554 million for school bonds and other assorted projects. Despite hard questions posed by Republican county commissioners — and two members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education — the bond issue will be on the ballot in…

  • Court Rules Phone Card Not Lottery

    RALEIGH — What's a lottery? That’s the question the N.C. Court of Appeals addressed recently in a case involving inexpensive long-distance calling cards that also came with a scratch-and-win promotion. The court ruled that because the phone cards, though providing only for two minutes of calling time each, were competitive…

  • DOT Slush Funds Remain Active

    RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett continues to maintain a slush fund of $5 million for House Speaker Jim Black and Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight in the wake of a controversy that erupted when the practice was exposed in March. A spreadsheet maintained in the…

  • Friday Interview: Unbiased History

    RALEIGH — Welcome to Carolina Journal Online’s Friday Interview. Today John Locke Foundation President John Hood interviews Dr. Larry Schweikart, Professor of History at the University of Dayton, about his recently released book, A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror. The…

  • Historical Omissions

    The county's Historic Landmarks Commission has not given up on buying an Uptown property even though it wildly overestimated its value. It is an old, costly habit for the group.

  • Daily Tar Heel Columnist Fired

    CHAPEL HILL – A UNC-Chapel Hill student was fired from The Daily Tar Heel, the school’s student newspaper, Wednesday after she wrote a column on airport security that maintained Arabs should be “stripped naked and cavity-searched if they get within 100 yards of an airport.” Jillian Bandes, a junior from…

  • Small Private Schools Sell Their Size

    RALEIGH — “We are committed to each child feeling like they’re in the front row.” That was the vision shared by Judy Miller, the head of Raleigh’s Maas Jewish Community School. Hers is one of the newest nonpublic schools in the state, just starting its second year this fall. It…