Category: Columns

More on children and schools

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By Kevin Roche I will be very upfront about this. One thing that drives me really nuts is the way children are being treated in this epidemic. Despite all the evidence that they rarely have serious illnesses and aren’t a…

Homicides spiking in North Carolina cities

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities. Through the end of July, 32 people…

North Carolina’s county races turn on governance

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county commission races in North Carolina. But I am. I’m just that weird. Our state…

New monuments could unify state

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – If you’ve lived in North Carolina for even a few years, you’ve probably formed an opinion about whether statues and monuments honoring Confederate leaders and soldiers ought to remain in or near courthouses, town…