Category: Raleigh

Contrasting views of race dominate NC lieutenant governor candidate debate

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – “I don’t consider myself to be a black leader. I consider myself to be a leader in N.C. who just happens to be black.”  That’s how Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Mark Robinson introduced…

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…

The left’s long war on the Constitution

By Jon Guze Raleigh, NC – The United States was founded on the principle that government exists to protect the natural rights of the governed, including, especially, the natural right to liberty. The Declaration of Independence says so explicitly. The…

Roy Cooper faces test on voter ID

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private citizens. I have related the history of…

Election campaign sign season underway in NC

Raleigh, NC – Drivers traveling on North Carolina roadways are likely seeing what has become an election year tradition – a lot of campaign signs.  A state law passed in 2011 allows campaign signs to be placed in the state…