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Jon Sanders
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Appeals Court to decide whether UNC System students can seek refunds from COVID semester

The University of North Carolina System could be forced to refund portions of fees charged to students across the state in spring 2020, depending on the outcome of a case heard Tuesday morning at the N.C. Court of Appeals.

CJ Staff
News

Split Appeals Court rules trial judge went too far with COVID-19 restrictions

A 2-1 ruling from the N.C. Court of Appeals Tuesday criticized a trial judge for limiting a defendant’s in-person access to attorneys during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision could have an impact during future health scares. “Hindsight is 20/20, and we recognize this Court has the benefit of hindsight but the trial court did not,”...

CJ Staff
Opinion

A big picture approach to current events

Voyager 1 was a NASA spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the universe. In 1990, after its mission was complete, it exited the solar system and turned its camera around to photograph the planets. The resulting shot shows the earth as a single blue dot in a picture of over a million pixels. The earth...

Nelson Paul

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Our ‘sodden-witted lord!’

For the past two months—and much longer if I think back when our exchanges began—I have been at loggerheads with a close correspondent about the Trump years and what I refer to as President Biden’s Much Ado about Nothing moment in which “four of his five wits went halting off” (but that may be overgenerous). We...

Mark Herring
News

On two-year anniversary, Republicans call for Cooper to end emergency order

This week marks the two-year anniversary of Gov. Roy Cooper’s state of emergency order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, all 69 members of the N.C. House Republican caucus have signed a letter calling on Cooper to rescind the order and “allow the state to move forward.” The move comes as the U.S. Centers for...

David N. Bass
Opinion

A call to abolish white people and other outrageous stories

Below are a few of the stories that caught my attention this week. At the Carolina Liberty Conference, we heard from Seth Dillon of the Babylon Bee. Dillon had a great line from his speech, saying, “It is very difficult to parody a world that is a parody of itself.” The stories below aren’t satire,...

Ray Nothstine
News

Health commission denies petition for mandatory student COVID vaccines

The N.C. Commission for Public Health denied a petition from UNC-affiliated universities requesting that all 17-year-old seniors entering the college system be vaccinated against COVID-19. The action occurred at the commission’s Wednesday, Feb. 2 meeting. At the same time, groups called Citizen Advocates for Accountable Government and Moms for Liberty held a protest outside the state...

Theresa Opeka