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Welcome to 2019! And, by the way, mark your calendars — hurricane season begins June 1. Are Coastal N.C. residents and state and local government officials preparing? We all should be. The days of … more
When the new Congress convened at noon Thursday, there was 434 U.S. House members there, and one empty chair. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the House should ensure an election is held as soon as … more
Amid all of the sound and fury in Washington, our leaders recently took time out from their scratching and clawing and actually did something good. In a rare outbreak of bipartisan cooperation, … more
While the opioid epidemic is far from subsiding, Rowan County is the subject of a trend in the right direction. In 2018, Rowan saw a decline in opioid overdose cases as compared to the year prior. … more
Past and prospective hospital patients will have an extra reason to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight and the date changes from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … more
It’s that time of year again. As the Christmas cheer winds down and the new year approaches, thoughts turn to the idea of life changes for good. Losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking, … more
Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina released a statement to remind us that the Trump administration’s tariffs are hurting a significant part of North Carolina industry: the … more
Christmas means different things to different people. Christmas traditions and customs vary from household to household, from church to church and from country to country. The important thing … more
With [less than] a week to go before Christmas, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate proved that miracles can happen. After an 87-12 vote, and with the expectation the U.S. House will pass … more
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday that it had finalized a rule reclassifying so-called bump stocks — the devices that can make a semiautomatic rifle fire nearly … more
The major chickenpox outbreak at a private school in Asheville is evidence of the bad things that can happen when parents think they know more than scientists and pediatricians. At least 36 … more
In an age where halls of higher learning play host to political correctness on steroids, it’s nice to see the University of North Carolina System leading the way to protect freedom of … more
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