Category: Locales

Duke Energy’s ‘Black Christmas’ is the outrageous story of the week

By David Larson Raleigh, NC – Over Christmas weekend, instead of the iconic “white Christmas” most long for, many North Carolinians experienced something very different — a “black Christmas” of rolling (i.e. on purpose) blackouts across the state. Duke Energy,…

The new-normaling of blackouts

By Jon Sanders Raleigh, NC – On Christmas Eve, 2022, in North Carolina, something happened that had never happened before in living memory. People across the state were alerted by their power company, Duke Energy, that there would be rolling…

Duke football welcomes 26-member class on signing day

Durham, NC – Duke head football coach Mike Elko announced Wednesday that 26 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to join the Blue Devil gridiron program. The class includes four wide receivers, four defensive ends, three cornerbacks, three offensive linemen, three…

2022 bowl season to feature nine ACC football teams

Clemson vs UNC ACC Football Chamionship game photo by Gene Galin

Greensboro, NC – Led by league champion Clemson’s seventh appearance in the Capital One Orange Bowl, the ACC placed nine teams in college football postseason games. This is the 22nd consecutive season in which the ACC earned at least six…

North Carolina’s workforce is still too small

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Most economic forecasters expect us to enter a recession sometime in 2023. I sure hope they’re wrong. Even a mild recession would throw tens of thousands of North Carolinians out of work. And the…

Economic freedom is a shock absorber

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In a normal market, creditors demand higher interest from borrowers to whom they lend money for longer periods of time. That’s because these creditors are assuming more risk that they won’t be paid, and…