Category: Opinion

Have shell, will travel

By Don Wollum Pittsboro, NC – Turtles are traveling. First year box turtles are now seen traveling to new environments and are extending mate seeking. They mostly travel the morning after a rain fall the day before. Wet grass is…

North Carolina’s charter school law turns 25

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – This month, North Carolinians will celebrate the silver anniversary of North Carolina’s charter school law. It is a time to celebrate and reflect on how far the movement has come over the last…

Forty years of lighting the way

By N.A. Booko Siler City, NC – It was 1972 when I moved to my present location in Chatham County. I can’t say that everything I had in my house back then is still working. But I can say it…

Can you trust scientists?

By Kevin Roche The sudden reversal of opinion on whether or not CV-19 might have been created in and escaped from a Chinese lab should be a stark warning to us that at least in the US, you can’t trust…

Lawmakers to Roy Cooper: Show us the science

scientist in lab

By Donna King Raleigh, NC – It has been 450 days since Gov. Roy Cooper put North Carolina under a state-of-emergency order due to the COVID pandemic.  State lawmakers are demanding concrete information on when it will end. On Tuesday,…

Cutting corporate tax helps NC consumers

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – With negotiators for the North Carolina House and Senate confirming that they’ve agreed on the broad outlines of a state budget for next year, the prospect of ending the state’s 2.5% corporate income tax…