Category: Locales

CCCC announces cancellation of fall sports season

Sanford, NC – Central Carolina Community College has canceled its fall sports season for the 2020-21 academic year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CCCC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), which announced on Monday that a…

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Don’t keep NC workers sidelined

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s “headline” unemployment rate in May was 12.9%. That’s the highest monthly rate since the Great Depression. But on a number of occasions during the month, I talked with North Carolina restauranteurs and…

Choice should guide NC schools reopening

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open enrollment among…

One on One: Hail to the Redskins, or what?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal hero of mine, died in April at 90. He was chancellor…

UNC fined $1.5M for misreporting campus crime stats

by Maria Copeland Chapel Hill, NC – The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Tuesday that it has entered into a settlement with the Department of Education over its failures to fully report campus crimes. The school has agreed to…

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.…