"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they've tried everything else."
“You cannot enjoy economic prosperity and a well-educated workforce without paying attention to health and wellness. Children are a great place to focus energy and resources for a better future. We really don’t have a choice.
— Lisa Harrison, Granville Vance Public Health director
The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution — their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare. Yes, they strangely call it socialism. But yes, it was their idea.
Over the past three years, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation has been transitioning from its previous role as a fundraising organization under the Maria Parham hospital umbrella to a broader, more impactful position as a grant-making foundation for the region.
West Oxford Elementary School teacher Lesley Arthur’s fifth-graders created something wonderful and insightful that will help others when they made a video about bullying.
Thrive in North Carolina, the website of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, delivers a powerful message about education in our state. It boasts of the quality of the state’s three education systems — K-12, community colleges and universities — as a compelling rationale for businesses to expand in or relocate to North Carolina.
Community members gathered in Oxford on Tuesday night to pray together and remember the nine people slain June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, one of many held in recent days throughout our nation.
It promises to be a long hot summer in the Legislative Building in Raleigh as House and Senate leaders try to come up with a final budget agreement for the next two years with hundreds of millions of dollars and dozens of policy issues in dispute between the two chambers’ spending plans.
In nearly three decades of writing a syndicated column on North Carolina politics and government, I’ve always received reader response. Back in the day, I’d get an occasional phone call or personal letter, but most of the response came in the form of letters to the editor. The reader would typically praise a point I made or criticize it. Only rarely would there be an emotional outburst or personal attack.