Op-Ed 
Op-Ed

Alexander Jones | Rural N.C. has a chance at revitalization

The rural-urban divergence in North Carolina has become so acute that it turned one of the most right-wing politicians in the state into one of the most left-wing. Six years ago, promoting a scheme to redistribute sales tax money from urban counties to rural ones, ultra-conservative Senator Harry Brown declared that our state had fractured into “two North Carolinas.” He protested too much; Brown’s main preoccupation had been removing the blind and the aged from the Medicaid roles. But for all its insincerity, the charge that our state faces growing inequality is beyond doubt.

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