Jan. 8, 2014 10:15
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty,” telling the nation in his 1964 inauguration: “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope — some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both....
Dec. 31, 2013 01:31
Happy new year, and welcome 2014! Yes, the state of North Carolina has turned crimson red (and not the radical left kind), while the cities are ever more bastions of blue. The change has been underway since 2010, but consolidated in 2013, when the GOP took control of the executive branch and both legislative houses of state government....
Dec. 24, 2013 01:42
Almost a century ago, during the fabled Christmas truce of 1914, German and British soldiers on the Western Front suspended hostilities, in some instances in defiance of their commanders’ authority, ventured between enemy lines where they sang carols together, exchanged gifts and even played friendly games of soccer....
Dec. 18, 2013 10:07
A proposal by AT&T and a company that operates cell-phone transmission towers has been wending its way towards city council for months. Having cleared a crucial hurdle through a vote before the City-County Planning Board, the proposed ordinance change finally made an appearance before the city council’s general government committee last week....
Dec. 11, 2013 09:58
The first significant hurdle for McCrory’s reform drive was an analysis released last month by the NC General Assembly’s fiscal research division undermining claims by the governor and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos......
Dec. 4, 2013 10:16
A betting person could safely wager that council members and other decision-makers will not be falling over themselves to implement the plan, which was developed by Miami urban planner Andres Duany....
Nov. 27, 2013 09:55
To be fair, it wasn’t much of a decision. The developer already had the required commercial zoning and a site plan ready to go from 1998 that would have allowed them to build an unattractive grocery store in a strip-mall layout. The zoning request allowed them to update their plan to incorporate contemporary aesthetics....
Nov. 20, 2013 09:58
As US Sen. Kay Hagan watches her poll numbers drop in concert with the mounting troubles in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the Democratic incumbent is seeking to put distance between herself and President Obama in a way that must make the party faithful wince....
Nov. 13, 2013 09:28
Brian brought a barroom raconteur’s spirit to the job, with a tireless drive towards networking with the artists, mayors, entrepreneurs and street people who color the landscape in our three cities. His ability to draw out sources through moxie and warmth set the standard here....
Nov. 6, 2013 10:35
Teachers in North Carolina aren’t allowed to walk out of their classrooms — or form unions, or hold strikes, or participate in any organized activity that applies pressure from the labor end of the equation. Our state is one of just five in the nation that prohibits teachers’ unions....

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