"I could have handled that better."
Neither side in the uproar over Indiana's "religious freedom restoration" law has been totally candid about its benefits or its dangers.
“Were you a part of the Army that made the Indians leave their homes?”
David, my 5-year-old grandson, had been learning about American Indians in his preschool.
A bill that would redistribute local sales taxes from vacation destination parts of the state and richer locales such as Charlotte to poorer counties in the state, such as Vance, Warren, Granville and North Hampton gives us pause.
When I give presentations about the economy around the state, I always leave time for questions and answers. Of course, the questions vary based on the group, the location and the most recent economic news.
After this hard winter students, parents and educators were all looking forward to the traditional spring break, but instead of rest and relaxation many were upset to learn that their schools scheduled makeup days during the period. Empty classrooms and angry students demonstrate that North Carolina needs a better solution to school calendars.
Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?
Hats off to the Granville Vance Faith Initiative for Community Action for launching an education initiative.
Managing Editor Vanessa Shortley has been away part of this week at the American Copy Editors annual conference. Vanessa is the style maven of the newsroom, the person we all turn to find out if it’s Walmart or Wal-Mart (it’s Wal-Mart), or composed of or comprised of (composed of). She is the person who will point out misuse of em dashes and semicolons (they should not be used interchangeably), when we should use “more than” instead of “over,” and she has made eliminating dangling modifiers her own personal mission.