Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 25, Number 3 — March 2016


• N.C. Railroad gives millions to megasite project

• High court ruling puts N.C. in political scramble


North Carolina

• Craft brewers want more freedom to distribute, Page 2

• Sen. Berger bristles at diversion of education reading funds, Page 3

• Doctor finds concierge practice gives him more patient time, Page 4

• Court puts on hold Obama’s ‘green’ power plant rules, Page 5

• Goodwin: Obamacare driving insurers from North Carolina, Page 6

• DOT: State faces $60 billion gap in transportation funding, Page 7

• Auditor: Belhaven let utility users’ bills slide, debt mount, Page 7

• Lawmakers cannot agree on reforming insurance benefits, Page 8

• ‘Zero tax bracket’ issue may rise in short legislative session, Page 8


Local Government

• Raleigh sidewalk dining committee parses table definitions, Page 9

• Justices: Sheriffs may fire deputies not donating to campaigns, Page 10

• Justices exhibit skepticism about Map Act appeal arguments, Page 11

• Michael Lowrey commentary: Build it, even if they won’t come, Page 11



• Atkinson’s teacher pay hike proposal gets chilly reception, Page 14

• UNC foundations operate outside government transparency rules, Page 15

• Issues in Higher Education: Full-time nontenured faculty represent innovation, not aberration, Page 16

• Terry Stoops commentary: N.C. a destination for problem teachers, Page 17

• Jesse Saffron commentary: ‘Sustainability’ and the marketplace of ideas, Page 17



• Troy Kickler commentary: Regionalism has been a potent influence in N.C. since 1700s, Page 18

• Interview: Gizzi: Even with divisive primaries, GOP could unite against Democrats, Page 19

• Editorial: Visit the new, Page 20

• Katherine Restrepo commentary: Policy changes that can boost direct care, Page 20

• Editorial: Cuts save billions, Page 21

• Editorial: N.C. schools rank 7th, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Our state gets boring, Page 21

• Media Mangle: ‘Transactional’ journalism, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: North Carolina’s wild ride, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Trump campaign all about The Donald, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: A short session can be an effective one, Page 23


Parting Shot

• Raleigh officials seek vibrancy regulations from U.N. (a CJ parody), Page 24