Category: Locales

In defense of ‘thoughts and prayers’

By David Larson Raleigh, NC – After a tragedy, it’s an American custom to offer one’s “thoughts and prayers” for the situation and those most affected. It can be a cliche for those who don’t know what else to say,…

NC should require more SNAP recipients to work

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Requiring able-bodied people to work in exchange for government benefits is a popular idea. It’s a proven way to reduce dependency and break the cycle of poverty. And in the case of the federally…

ACC Football Road Trip visits Duke on Tuesday

Durham, NC – The ACC Network is bringing its ACC Football Road Trip show to Durham on Tuesday to join the Blue Devils during their 15th practice of fall camp. The one-hour broadcast at Duke’s Brooks Practice Facility is hosted…

The meaning of Oliver Anthony

By David Larson Raleigh, NC – Over the weekend, an unsigned Virginia artist named Oliver Anthony performed his original song “Rich men north of Richmond” at a farmers market in rural Currituck County, North Carolina. Days earlier, only a few…

North Carolina stands up for female athletes

By Alan Wooten Raleigh, NC – Women’s sports in North Carolina were protected by lawmakers Wednesday, with successful overrides of legislation that had met a gubernatorial veto. In late afternoon and evening sessions, the House of Representatives and the Senate…