Month: September 2015

High on the hog: UNC salaries dwarf other state agencies’

Living High on the Hog

By Jesse Saffron and Jenna A. Robinson Chapel Hill, NC – The average annual income in North Carolina is just over $40,000. But senior-level bureaucrats in the University of North Carolina system’s General Administration (GA)—who take home six-figure salaries—say they…

WRAL ignores wealthy funders on left

by Susan Myrick Raleigh, NC – WRAL’s Laura Leslie wrote about an Energy Forum held at the Legislature September 9 organized by opponents of renewable energy programs. (Translation from WRAL speak: opponents to taxpayer-funded renewable energy programs.) The central theme…

How to handle harvesting a small stand of trees

Cut trees

by John Dykers Siler City, NC – Mike Peluso’s ‘stand’ of trees is almost certainly too small to attract a commercial harvest, even clear cutting great large pine trees. The cost of bringing in the equipment to handle such a…

An unworkable solution in Bynum

by Tom Glendinning Pittsboro, NC – It appears to be an unworkable solution in Bynum. If people are floating, rafting, swimming in the Haw River all day long while they are drinking, they are guilty of making illegal discharges into…