Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 20, Number 2 – February 2011

• Heirs fight DENR for coastal land
• Historic legislative session under way

• Perdue stands by incentives-based jobs program, Page 2
• GOP praises Perdue proposal, but says more reform needed, Page 3
• Panel stacked with Alcoa adversaries, Page 4
• State Briefs, Page 4
• Buncombe County increases restrictions on mountain landowners, Page 5

• Char-Meck schools open books for community to peruse online, Page 6
• Terry Stoops commentary: Unhealthy health standards, Page 6
• N.C.’s technical high schools graduate, but do they educate?, Page 7
• At meeting, charter struggle compared to civil rights, Page 8
• Personal responsibility taught, not caught, at charter school, Page 9

• Remediation programs in N.C. difficult to access, Page 17
• David N. Bass commentary: A credential without much learning, Page 17
• RTP founders’ game plan hard to reproduce, Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
• Issues in Higher Education: Better/Cheaper College a powerful message published haphazardly, Page 19

• Lexington annexation goal: Save the city, Page 10
• Town and County, Page 10
• Land-transfer tax could be repealed in upcoming session, Page 11
• Michael Lowrey commentary: Aerotropolis concept not really that special, Page 11
• Cary to spend $17.9 million to end water-meter leakage, Page 12
• From the Newsstands, Page 12
• Terminology an issue in G’boro Downtown Area Consolidation Plan, Page 13

• Movie Review: Coens fashion a dark remake of the classic ‘True Grit,’ Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: 2011 General Assembly more momentous than you may think, Page 21
• Book review: Payne: Don’t buy political illusions, Page 22
• Short Takes on Culture, Page 22
• Book review: McGowan chronicles the demise of ‘Gray Lady,’ The New York Times, Page 23

• Editorial: N.C.’s fourth branch of government, Page 24
• Becki Gray commentary: The fundamental role of government, Page 24
• John Hood commentary: No more Marc Basnights, Page 25
• Editorial: Restore debt limits, Page 25
• Editorial: The Roaring ’30s?, Page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: Does N.C. follow Hauser’s law?, Page 26
• Editorial Briefs, Page 26
• Andy Taylor commentary: Making conservatism serious and substantive, Page 27
• Marc Rotterman commentary: Rhetoric and congressional security, Page 27

• N.C. budget dollars now called ‘teacher jobs saved’ (a CJ parody), Page 28