Growing a lush, green lawn in the Sandhills is a challenge on many levels. The low nutrient soils, the very acidic soil pH, and being three days away from a drought at any time – all contribute to considerable obstacles for those on a quest for a carpet of emerald green around their home.
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a string of bills on Thursday passed in the Republican-controlled legislature to reopen businesses and help reignite parts of the economy most hurt by the coronavirus.
It’s never safe to predict what the current leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly will do when it comes to scheduling gatherings in Raleigh, but if the end of the 2020 legislative session really is nigh at it appears, the past several weeks will have served as a fitting conclusion to a decade of conservative Republican rule.
As we celebrate our nation’s independence we need to understand that with such great freedom comes great responsibility. Americans have long taken great pride in those freedoms, but this Fourth of July weekend shouldn’t be quite as “free” as in years past.
RALEIGH — With hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians out of work and millions fearful about their futures, state and local policymakers are about to encounter a parade of companies, industries, and special-interest groups asking for targeted tax breaks and other handouts.
ROCKINGHAM — Even with spring football cancelled and spring semester classes all online due to the coronavirus pandemic, former Richmond Senior High School running back Dante Miller still wakes up at 5 a.m. every day.