WHO ARE THESE PROFESSORS?

One headline blared loudly:  “Blow Up Republicans”: UNC (Wilmington) Professor Triggers Firestorm With Call For Killing Conservatives” Another from the News & Observer wasn’t far behind. “‘Blow up Republicans’: UNCW professor’s social media post sparks debate among trustees” That’s right.  A UNC-W professor added another volatile stick of kindling to the fire in a growing discussion that is hopefully finally … Read More

BUDGET RETURNS TAX DOLLARS

The North Carolina Senate voted yesterday on a proposed state budget that continues their approach to prudent, responsible management of state taxpayers’ money. The budget – which passed 32-18 and included four Senate Democrats’ support – would cut the state’s personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 3.99 percent over the next five years.  It would also phase out … Read More

N&O INFLUENCE NO MORE FOR MANY

My Dad has never watched much TV except ACC basketball, especially when his beloved Demon Deacons were on.  But he’s always been a voracious reader of the newspaper, reading cover to cover every day.  Conversations at mealtime growing up largely were based on the latest news gleaned from those pages. So when we found out a few weeks ago that … Read More

AMAZING NC REVENUE PROJECTIONS GIVE HOPE

State economists reported Tuesday that there could be an extra 6.5 Billion dollars in the next two years in North Carolina tax revenue.  This amazing news comes as the General Assembly works to finalize this year’s budget and brings new opportunities and decisions for legislators over what to do with the additional funds. Do they spend it, save it, cut … Read More

Is Dhimmitude Crushing Our Young People

Amidst the current banter about hiring a reporter as a tenured professor for a special chair in the UNC-CH journalism department, all sorts of conversations are now going on about the 1619 Project and the Critical Race Theory.  More and more people are realizing how these two progressive programs are being cleverly inserted into vital areas of public life – … Read More

DEFUND POLICE NOT SO SAFE

So we talked earlier this week about the ramifications of the civil unrest and protests against the police last year that resulted in the City of Asheville cutting its public safety budget by $770,000. And how since then, the Asheville Police Chief has announced his force has lost 84 officers since the beginning of 2020, including half of his detectives. … Read More

TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED

Last Wednesday afternoon, thunderstorms in the area created a power surge at my house.  The power didn’t go out.  But next thing I knew, we realized the power surge caused the cable and Internet to go down.  So many repairmen were tied up, it was Saturday noon before I got it fixed.  After three days of a much quieter existence, … Read More

DEFUNDING POLICE CUTS SERVICES

Who said Defunding the Police wouldn’t have a real-life impact on businesses and families. In Asheville, after losing 84 police officers since the beginning of 2020, the Asheville Police Department announced last week that they would no longer be responding to 10 kinds of calls. Asheville Police Chief David Zack called the situation a “crisis” and told a City Council … Read More

CRT and Free Enterprise: A Closer Look

The hiring of activist New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones by the liberals over at UNC-CH to teach journalism students has brought a deeper examination by many into what’s really being taught or proposed to be taught at our universities and public schools in North Carolina. Some are finding out for the first time about the Critical Race Theory – … Read More

Boo!

One could almost hear the ghost of former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bob Rucho haunting the halls of the State Legislative Building yesterday. The former chairman might have been having fits of envy as Conservative Reformers in the NC Senate rolled out possibly the biggest tax reform and reduction package in state history. Though the numbers are still being crunched, … Read More