Print Editions

  • Volume 14, Number 7 – July 2005

    Cover • State to Counties: We Like School Consolidation • Think Tank Gives NC Mixed Reviews on Welfare Reforms North Carolina • Tobacco Trust’s Final Report on Fingerprint Company Released • Basnight’s Solution Would Create East Coast’s Longest Pier • Basnight’s Company Pays Up Education • Is…

  • Volume 14, Number 6 – June 2005

    Cover • North Carolina isn’t only state with a ‘Leandro’ • Light-rail transit systems run deep in the red, trends show North Carolina • More than $2 million paid to non-profit was unauthorized – page 4 • Former cospeaker controlled another account of $1.5 million – page 5…

  • Volume 14, Number 5 – May 2005

    Cover • It took a village to stop a gold mine in Stanly County • Sen. Basnight’s aide gets DOT to take project for company North Carolina • ‘Confusion’ led to possible conflict over downtown property – page 2 • Privaris secures grants from NC Tobacco Trust funds…

  • Volume 14, Number 4 – April 2005

    Cover • DOT Secretary Provides Slush Fund for Legislators – Page 1 • Experts Warn There May Be Bubbles in U.S. Housing Market – Page 1 North Carolina • Memos Reveal Doubts on Dell Incentives – Page 4 • North Carolina Republicans Introduce Taxpayer Protection Act – Page…

  • Volume 14, Number 3 – March 2005

    Cover • Contrary to the stated objectives of its supporters, the 2002 North Carolina Clean Smokestacks law — based on controversial environmental assumptions used to espouse questionable health benefits — may have been crafted to help protect the state’s two largest electricity suppliers from federal lawsuits and fines. Page 1 North…

  • Volume 14, Number 2 – February 2005

    Cover • At one time, Robert Boren held hopes of becoming a graduate student at North Carolina State University. But that was before he ran afoul of a professor, had his grades changed, was denied entry into graduate school, and was charged with trespassing. Page 1 North Carolina • Eastern…

  • Volume 14, Number 1 – January 2005

    Cover • Charlotte has, for the fifth year in a row, shown up in the John Locke Foundation’s By The Numbers report with the highest per-capita tax burden of cities in North Carolina. But that isn’t stopping public officials from raising it more to pay for arts projects. Page 1…

  • Volume 13, Number 12 – December 2004

    Cover • The best prospect for a solution to North Carolina’s medical liability “crisis” may be to wait and see whether President Bush will be able to force some action out of Congress. Page 1 North Carolina • Federal documents indicate that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Currituck-to-Corolla passenger ferry service that…

  • Volume 13, Number 11 – November 2004

    Cover • As of August, 21 states, including North Carolina, have passed legislation that brings their sales and use tax laws into alignment with each other, so merchants in their states can collect levies on purchases made via the Internet. Page 1 North Carolina • A federal indictment of former U.S. Rep.

  • Volume 13, Number 10 – October 2004

    Cover • When North Carolina voters head to the polls on Nov. 2, they will be asked to approve a change in the state Constitution that would radically alter how localities approach economic development. Page 1 North Carolina • The North Carolina Republican Party in August endorsed Raleigh lawyer Paul…