Tag: North Carolina

The Carolina Comeback Continues
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The Carolina Comeback Continues

North Carolina’s primary industries have changed drastically over the past one hundred years. Once an industry-leading producer of furniture, textiles, and tobacco, North Carolina has modernized its economy to focus on knowledge-based industries. With the country’s lowest corporate income tax rate, North Carolina is able to attract businesses from industries […]

Clinton and First Lady Visit Wake Forest
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Clinton and First Lady Visit Wake Forest

Thursday marked a historic day in Winston-Salem as 11,000 packed inside the Joel to listen to Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama speak, among other notable North Carolinian Democrats.  The rally was yet another example of the Clinton campaign using the popular First Lady, whose approval […]

Meet Dan Forest
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Meet Dan Forest

When the 1984 Blue Bird Wanderlodge campaign bus rolls through small town North Carolina, people can’t help but to stare and honk their horns. Dan Forest, the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the state of North Carolina, has become a political novelty by running a grassroots campaign that he […]

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cooper addressed the media in response to the passing of House Bill 2 last week during a legislative special session. (Kevin Martin/North State Journal)
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Fact Checking Political Ads Essential to Democracy

This tumultuous election cycle has been characterized by vicious mudslinging and dramatic political advertisements. Living in a swing state, such as North Carolina, means these ads are sending conflicting messages during every commercial break. Recently, a political ad by North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper, entitled “Fix This,” focuses on […]

NBA Takes its Ball and Goes Home
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NBA Takes its Ball and Goes Home

A few weeks ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the 2017 NBA All-Star game would be removed from Charlotte, North Carolina, due to the controversial House Bill 2 law, and its potential discrimination among the LGBTQ community. Commissioner Silver stated that the game was moved because the values of […]

North Carolina’s Action on College Costs
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North Carolina’s Action on College Costs

The North Carolina State Government is taking action to combat the rapidly increasing cost of attending college. Through various Appropriations Acts and the state’s new bond, North Carolina is working to help students obtain a higher education. The budget passed by the state assembly, and signed by Governor McCrory, caps […]

Voter ID Protects Integrity of Elections
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Voter ID Protects Integrity of Elections

The North Carolina voter identification controversy has manifested itself in a partisan battle characteristic of this intense election cycle. A recent article in the Old Gold & Black asserts that voting legislation passed in North Carolina has burdened or restricted large numbers of voters. The author appeals to the emotion […]