Month: July 2020

Government edicts, lockdowns ignore power of personal responsibility

by John Trump Raleigh, NC – This coronavirus isn’t going anywhere. It has burrowed deep into our communities, our hospitals, our psyches. It won’t magically disappear, despite all the wishing. The hoping and the dreaming. We’re hurting. In the eye…

What is the coronavirus strategy?

By Kevin Roche This is my question of the day, amidst all the gnashing of teeth around the rise in cases in certain states. The initial strategy was close everything down and tell people to stay at home so that…

Chatham County seeks applicants for Agriculture Advisory Board

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County seeks applicants for two vacancies on the Chatham County Agriculture Advisory Board. Applicants must be a Chatham County resident actively engaged in farming, agribusiness or a representative of agricultural interests. The Agriculture Advisory Board advises…

The great debate: To wear or not to wear?

by Andy Taylor Raleigh, NC – It’s trite to say the country is divided. It’s a presidential election year and the racially charged protests over police conduct ended whatever fleeting moment of national unity there was in the age of coronavirus.…

Progressive politicians hurt downtowns

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – Conventional wisdom has it that progressives champion urbanity and conservatives disdain it. There’s some truth to that. Progressives are far more likely than conservatives to prefer walkable, high-density communities over auto-dependent, detached-dwelling neighborhoods. Urban…

Some NCDMV fees will increase July 1

Raleigh, NC – A number of N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle fees will increase, effective July 1. As mandated by state law, the DMV is required to adjust fees and rates every four years, based on the percentage change in…