Category: Opinion

Roy Cooper isn’t ready to take North Carolina back into COVID-19 lockdown

By John Trump Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper says he won’t take North Carolina backward. He says he isn’t ready to levy another lockdown because of COVID-19.  Not yet, anyway.  Cooper appears to be leaning toward promoting individual responsibility…

Schools are not a big driver of COVID-19 cases

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By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Early this month, officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) delivered their monthly COVID-19 update to the State Board of Education. The presentation (available here) included the usual…

Parity extends down the NC ballot

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to put them fully in charge of North Carolina government. The voters said no. Well, to…

What would you do?

By Kevin Roche The title of this post is a fair question, which I am occasionally asked and I am sure many others are as well.  And it is a timely question given the case surge in many states.  One…

Taking a jackhammer to my shoulder

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – As mentioned before, the past three days have been heavenly lazy daze paradise. I got so much done. But good heavens. This morning when I awoke, the pain in my left shoulder-blade was dreadful.…