State Shows Government Can Shrink

RALEIGH — I am a fiscal conservative. I consider it to be a high priority for policymakers to reduce the size of government. A...

Columns Can Change Political Views

RALEIGH — I have written a syndicated column on politics and public policy for North Carolina newspapers since 1986. Have I influenced how readers...

State Policy Agendas Sound Familiar

RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans lost their General Assembly supermajorities in the 2018 midterms, and the GOP nationally lost ground in both legislatures and...

Get Ready for Smaller Districts

The average public-school district in the United States enrolls about 3,700 students, according to a recent Governing magazine analysis. In North Carolina, the average...

Six statistics Carolinians should know

Since 2010, when voters put Republicans in charge of most state governments across the United States, North Carolina became one of about a half-dozen...

State Education Rank Isn’t Low

If you recently read or heard about North Carolina ranking 40th in “education” and found that rank plausible, I thank you for keeping...

Pay and Train Officers Better

While 2017 was a good and productive year for many public and private institutions in North Carolina, it was a tragic year for our...

Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the...

Carolina Leader Sides With Christmas

Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story...

States Always Compete for Leaders

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels —...

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A New Dance Studio Is Ready To Work With Waxhaw Families

WAXHAW, NC - As August begins, Waxhaw families are looking toward the new school year. With the necessities of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, plus...

The Rotary Club Of Waxhaw-Weddington Introduces New Board Members

WAXHAW, NC - Yorda Kidane, CEO & Founder of Digital Tax Advisory, LLC has been elected President of The Rotary Club of Waxhaw-Weddington, which...

Local Teen Illustrates Children’s Book

WAXHAW, NC - The teen behind the illustrations of “Boomer the Rabbit” is  local to our community. Iliana Ballew recently worked with author Philip...

7th Annual Waxhaw Back To School Bash Happens August 13

WAXHAW, NC - On August 13 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, the seventh annual Waxhaw Back to School Bash will be happening at...

Back To School: Ten Tips From The Trenches

CHARLOTTE - Whether you’re sending a child off to kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, there’s no better place to get advice than...