Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 25, Number 10 – October 2016

On the cover

• Experts: N.C. to remain battleground to the end

• Many NCGA races, uncontested, already decided


North Carolina

• Lt. gov. race a rematch: Forest and Coleman, Page 2

• G’boro businessman unlikely to regain seized assets, Page 3

• State initiates pilot program to address ‘food desert’ issue, Page 4

• Study: Biofuels may cause more emissions than gasoline, Page 5

• Young entrepreneurs participate in Children’s Business Fair, Page 6

• Boyce: State Bar lawsuit could affect other licensing boards, Page 6

• Hopefuls Newton, Stein present differing visions of A.G.’s role, Page 7

• Labor commissioner candidates differ on regulation, Page 8


Local government

• Mayor recall, alcohol measures highlight local ballots, Page 9

• Durham Rescue Mission plans stymied by new historic district, Page 10

• Court: Public employees may sue over promotions policies, Page 11

• Michael Lowrey commentary: Retail decline and local policy, Page 11

• Orange commissioners cite obesity to justify drive-thru ban, Page 14



• Poll: 85 percent of N.C. black voters want more school choice, Page 15

• Issues in Higher Education: Trend of outsourcing chancellor searches is problematic, Page 16

• George Leef commentary: De-escalating the college sports arms race, Page 17

• Terry Stoops commentary: Economics determines teacher supply, Page 17



• Troy Kickler commentary: North Carolina Railroad had controversial founding, Page 18

• Interview: Shibley: Colleges’ antipathy toward free speech will curtail progress, Page 19

• Editorial: School choice merits stout defense, Page 20

• Marc Rotterman commentary: War on Poverty: 50 years, little progress, Page 20

• Editorial: Taxing workers, Page 21

• Editorial: Staying put, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Surplus should be election issue, Page 21

• Media Mangle: The mythical albatross of H.B. 2, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Measuring poverty, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Trump, GOP seeking way to pick ‘electoral lock,’ Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: What’s on your ballot, Page 23


Parting Shot

• Legislators plan H.B. 3 to try to easy scrutiny of H.B. 2 (a CJ parody), Page 24