Lottery cheatingpoorest countiessuch as Bladen

Since the North Carolina Education Lottery was established in 2005 and the first tickets sold on March 30, 2006, millions of dollars been provided to ...

November 20th, 2015 |  


How can North Carolina use economic trends?

How can North Carolina use economic trends?

As I travel the state giving presentations about the economy, there’s one common trait I find, regardless of where I am: People are anxious abou...

November 19th, 2015 |  


State should lighten burden

State should lighten burden

Over the past five years, North Carolina has become a more attractive place to work, live, invest, and do business.The state tax burden is lower ̵...

November 18th, 2015 |  


C’mon people,it’s really stilljust a cup

C’mon people,it’s really stilljust a cup

As if they have absolutely nothing more constructive to do, folks have latched on to both sides of Starbucks’ new coffee cup design for the holi...

November 17th, 2015 |  


Celebrating connections to winners of the North Carolina Awards

Celebrating connections to winners of the North Carolina Awards

Finally, something to brag about, I thought as I made my way to the annual dinner for the presentation of this year’s North Carolina Awards.Thes...

November 16th, 2015 |  


Government gets poor date

Government gets poor date

Politicians have two main rhetorical tools as their disposal. When they want to build rapport with voters, they use an anecdote — often about an...

November 16th, 2015 |  


Little cause for celebration

Little cause for celebration

You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the bes...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Berkman is a Christian hero

Berkman is a Christian hero

Heroes, like angels, are all around us. Sometimes they are one and the same.Am I talking about veterans? They would fit the bill, but no.Parents and g...

November 13th, 2015 |  


The big fallacyaround the latestcontraception case

Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of insurance coverage for birth contro...

November 13th, 2015 |  


Restraint cuts borrowing costs

Restraint cuts borrowing costs

North Carolina is one of only a handful of states that enjoy the highest credit ratings from all bond-rating agencies. When investors looking for safe...

November 11th, 2015 |