Category: Raleigh

Fiscal report card fails to account for North Carolina’s budget restraint

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – North Carolina received a “C” for poor fiscal management from the national nonprofit Truth in Accounting. But the Tar Heel State is doing much better than the report suggests.  North Carolina’s poor grade ignores a…

District school closings boost homeschooling in NC

by Raleigh, NC – North Carolina is already the homeschooling capital of the United States. Now the attraction of this education option is soaring higher than ever — thanks not to the actions of its proponents but to the antics…

N.C. DMV surpasses 2 million REAL IDs issued

Raleigh, NC – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles reached a milestone with the issuance of its 2 millionth REAL ID license or ID enhancement late last week, more than a year before the REAL ID Act will go into…

North Carolina’s economic recovery is sputtering

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, right? Don’t pop the cork on that champagne just…

Surveys underway to determine the NC official seat belt use rate

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Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (NCGHSP) is working with researchers this month to determine the statewide official seat belt use rate. “Researchers will be observing several areas, primarily our larger metropolitan: Mecklenburg County which has experienced…