In recent years, there has been a major push to censor free speech, but I would argue that we need more voices to be heard, not fewer. The idea seems to be an attempt to filter out opinions and statements that are deemed offensive, but who gets to draw that line? Who gets to decide what opin…

RALEIGH — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools have gone in a variety of directions. Some public-school districts that shut down last spring have never reopened for in-person learning to any significant degree. Others have welcomed at least their younger students back to school,…

President-elect Joe Biden sent a risk-averse signal by choosing Tom Vilsack as his nominee for secretary of agriculture. Mr. Vilsack is a 70-year-old former Democratic governor of Iowa and has already done an eight-year stint as head of the Agriculture Department under President Barack Obama.

It’s that time of year again for predictions about the upcoming year. In my case, of course, these will be forecasts for the economy. Here are seven predictions I think have a reasonably good chance of happening in 2021.

What is going on in Falls, North Carolina? It is an insider’s question, but don’t be put off. I am going to explain and bring you into the fold.

Christmas is just under a week away. Sadly, the 2020 holiday season looks very different from recent years. Instead of celebratory community events, festive family gatherings, and holiday parties with friends and neighbors, Christmas 2020 feels subdued with many events transformed into virtu…

Earlier this week, Gov. Roy Cooper once again stood in front of the television cameras to announce his latest plan to stem the rising tide of Covid-19 cases in the state. Cooper said he’s “shocked” that the daily new case numbers in North Carolina have risen to over 6,000 on some days, stati…