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Whiter Shade Of Pale Indeed | 09-08-2017

Charlotte, North Carolina mayoral candidate Kimberly Paige Barnette thinks she has all the skills, talents and abilities she needs to be the city’s next mayor. After all, she’s a former county magistrate, believes in traditional values and...

The Hardest Goodbye | 05-19-2017

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has had his share of difficult times since taking office, but probably none harder than the task he had last week: saying the final goodbye to Chloe, his family’s 16-year-old Sheltie. Cooper broke the news on the First...

I Believe This Is Called Karma | 03-17-2017

Depending on where you stand yourself, former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is either a hero or a villain for sticking to his guns on HB 2, the Tar Heel State’s controversial “bathroom bill” that barred transgender folks from using...

Good Luck with That | 12-09-2016

Newly-minted North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper campaigned in part on repealing the state’s controversial “bathroom bill” that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity. But while a strong majority...

Injury to Insult | 02-12-2016

Well, not really. But it could easily have turned out much worse for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory than it did when the car he and his security folks were traveling in got rear ended as he was leaving the Super Bowl. As the Charlotte Observer reports...

Let the Sun Shine In...Or Not | 12-18-2015

Odds are good that until a few days ago most people not from there had never heard of Woodland, North Carolina. But little Woodland became international news last week when a story in the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald reported that townsfolk had rejected...