Category: Raleigh

The voters have spoken, now let’s get to work

By Becki Gray Raleigh, NC – The 2020 election is over. Thankfully and finally. Maybe. Not everyone is happy, and the process may not be perfect, but it works better than any alternative. Before I close my notebook on what…

North Carolina lowers rate of teacher attrition

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By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, more teachers were staying in North Carolina’s classrooms. North Carolina succeeded in lowering its teacher-attrition rate, even after its budget stalemate froze teacher pay. The state lost only…

Most popular Chatham Journal stories of November 2020

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Pittsboro, NC – Here are the most popular stories we ran during the month of November 2020: For North Carolina voters, the choice is clear Final unofficial local election results for Chatham County Roy Cooper has finger on shutdown button;…

North Carolina has gotten freer

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests, and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which conservatives mean maximizing the right of individuals, families,…

Mask up or else, Roy Cooper says

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By John Trump Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper in a new executive order is encouraging local authorities to pursue criminal and civil penalties against businesses that fail to uphold mask and distancing requirements. The order, which runs through December…

It’s time to amend the Emergency Management Act

By Jon Guze Raleigh, NC – I’ve been a critic of Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 lockdown orders from the very start. I’ve argued that the orders are unnecessary, divisive, and counterproductive, and I’ve also argued that — because the governor…