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Monday, 06 September 2021 12:48

OPINION: Make licensing reform a priority

According to the most-recent ranking I can find, North Carolina requires state-approved licenses in more occupations (nearly 200) than most other states do. North Carolina licenses twice as many occupations as Virginia does, and three times as many as South Carolina.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 19 April 2021 12:47

OPINION: Too many workers are sidelined

RALEIGH — The latest federal job report is out — and it shows North Carolina’s employment recovery stalling out a bit during the first quarter of 2021.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 21 August 2020 12:01

COLUMN: Cowboys, teachers and 'Father Fix-it'

Where do cowboys come from? In my family’s case, they came from a farm in Ohio. My cousins Del and Dana were raised on that farm but had an itch to go to rodeo school out in Texas. And in due time they became cowboys, the real kind, cowpokes who fix fences, brand cattle, and sleep soundly in a bunk house after a 14-hour work day. When you’re young, you can do that kind of thing.

Published in Lifestyle

RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Roy Cooper has allowed open salons and barber shops to reopen partially this week, salon owners still may file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his COVID-19 orders. 

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — COVID-19 trends are headed in the right direction, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday, April 30, but North Carolinians are going to be at home at least a week longer — and most shuttered businesses won’t be up-and-running again anytime soon.

Published in Local News
Monday, 10 February 2020 15:18

COLUMN: It should be easier to work

North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment” (the nation is at full employment, too, and our state’s rate is not significantly different from the nation’s).

Published in Opinion