Despite forecasts by experts predicting a revenue shortfall in North Carolina, N.C. House Republican Leader Paul Stam is insisting otherwise.Read More
Unlike Lieutenant Gov. Dan Forest’s campaign signs, posted all around Charlotte in 2012, his new idea to create “I support teachers” specialty license plates has not been as popular.Read More
Democratic lawmakers in North Carolina have been in the minority for the past four years — so when one Democrat from Charlotte apparently had the legislature to himself during Tuesday's snow, he got right to work.
Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg, documented his day at the General Assembly on his Facebook page, starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, using the hashtag #JustOneLegislator.Read More
Politico recently reported that there was a $21.8 billion shortfall in the federal budget caused by federal student loans.
The total outstanding student debt in the U.S. is more than $1.2 trillion, and 40 million Americans are carrying that debt.Read More
North Carolina posted public school report cards on Feb 5, revealing interesting information about charter schools and the public school systems in Orange County and Durham.Read More
The growing export industry in North Carolina is beginning to replace the economic gap that was left when the textile industry collapsed and moved largely overseas.
Joey Fink, a Ph.D candidate in history at UNC explained the long history of textiles in North Carolina, and the impact the industry had on the shaping of North Carolina history.Read More
New legislation was proposed in the N.C. House of Representatives on Wednesday to limit naming of highways to military personal and emergency responders who were killed in the line of duty.
This legislation would only apply to public highways, so cities would still be able to name roads after politicians. But it's an effort to curb the number of roads named for politicians — which Gov. Pat McCrory made a joke about in his State of the State speech.Read More
Super Bowl XLIX was stressful for Seattle and New England fans alike, but in the end the New England Patriots emerged as champions.
While some die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans decided to throw themselves through their TV, other supporters of the team had a bet to settle.Read More
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., made news on Monday for saying that employees should not be required to wash their hands at work because the market will take care of that.
The freshman Republican senator made the comments during a talk at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C.Read More