Three years ago this week, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a litany of bills passed by the state legislature that would’ve allowed some small businesses to reopen and communities to gather for fireworks during the COIVD pandemic’s government-imposed shutdowns. Did the shutdowns trigger a renewal of our core values on liberty?

This week, we dig into our state’s renaissance of free market, liberty ideals in the wake of the pandemic, plus a bit of North Carolina history as we learn more about the courageous North Carolinians who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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