• Rural North Carolina Seeking Answers

      Parts of North Carolina are growing rapidly. Other areas, usually but not always “rural,” are stagnant or worse. What can be done to ease the economic challenges facing places that aren’t doing so great? First, we must accept the obvious — if there were some easy cure to what…

  • N.C. Railroad Gives Millions To Megasite Project

    The North Carolina Railroad Company has taken on a project that may be outside its core mission by announcing in January it would spend $13 million to purchase 875 acres of private land for the 1,500-acre Greensboro-Randolph Megasite project, an industrial site designed to attract a large automotive plant. The…

  • Don Carrington

    Don retired as executive editor of Carolina Journal in December 2020. He joined the John Locke Foundation in late 1994, having previously written articles for Carolina Journal and participated in Locke activities. In recent years, Carrington has been CJ’s lead investigative reporter. He has produced in-depth analysis of failed economic…

  • Are There Too Few Women In N.C. Politics?

    Becki Gray on women in N.C. politics; legislators debate requiring moped registration; autocycle advocates try to fend off helmet law; Joe Mavretic on Highway Trust Fund history; Carolina Journal's Rick Henderson on failures of targeted tax incentives

  • Weekly Report 2015-04-03

    For the week of April 03, 2015 – carolinajournal.com Reaction of the Week RALEIGH — When Gov. Mike Easley announced in May 2008 that Wichita, Kan.-based Spirit AeroSystems would open an aircraft component manufacturing plant at the…

  • Little Apparent Payoff For Research Campus So Far

    KANNAPOLIS — Billionaire David Murdock provided initial funding and the UNC system began a 20-year agreement in which it eventually would own the two buildings (built by Murdock) that its scientists use. Cabarrus County and the city of Kannapolis also contributed, issuing $35 million in debt in December 2010.

  • Winner of GOP Primary in House District 82 Will Take Seat in 2013

    RALEIGH — Bedrock conservative principles such as limited government, support for the free market, and reducing taxes and regulations reverberate in the House District 82 Republican primary campaigns of appointed incumbent Larry Pittman and challenger Herbert Jay White.

  • Raleigh Union Station May Depend on Sales Tax Hike

    RALEIGH — Triangle Transit officials say the fate of Union Station isn’t tied to the success of the tax initiative. But a key city transit planner differs, and opponents of the tax hike say defeating the referendum would kill the project entirely.