News

Governor orders monuments removed from Capitol, won’t say who ordered police to leave

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ordered Confederate monuments on the grounds of the State Capitol removed “to protect public safety.” But he won’t say who allowed a mob of protesters to take over the Capitol grounds earlier, toppling statues from two of those monuments. In a statement issued Saturday, June 20, Cooper said he was “concerned...

Rick Henderson
Opinion

UNC board ready to move on … to next scandal

We sent the December print edition of Carolina Journal to the printer Tuesday, Nov. 26. On the cover, we teased a news story inside the paper about the UNC Board of Governors wanting to “move on, despite behind-the-scenes drama.” As they say sarcastically on Twitter, that didn’t age well. The next day, the board offered...

Rick Henderson
News

CJ politics week in review, Nov. 18-22

Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses what we think are some interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: Confederate poll: The latest Elon University poll found 65% of North Carolinians think Confederate monuments should stay on public property, such as...

Lindsay Marchello
Opinion

In the wake of Silent Sam

I studied history at a college with a Confederate soldier monument during the biggest progressive social upheaval since the 1960’s. I know just about every single way that old boy can be interpreted. What those idealistic college kids and older antagonizers recently did in Chapel Hill will not fix racism, redeem the school of historical...

Will Rierson

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