The news has been coming fast and furious from the UNC System in recent days and little of it has been good. To the surprise of just about no one, except, evidently, the leaders of the System, the plan to reopen the state’s 17 campuses for in-person instruction has been quickly unraveling.
RALEIGH — Whether Democrat Yvonne Holley or Republican Mark Robinson wins the 2020 race for lieutenant governor, North Carolinians will be electing the first African-American candidate to that post.
For many years prior to their ascent to power a decade ago, North Carolina Republican legislative leaders loved to lecture anyone within earshot about the need for “local control.” On subject after subject, it became almost a conservative mantra in the Legislative Building that state government should devolve as much autonomy as possible to local officials who, as the logic went, were closest to the people and knew best of their needs and desires.
RALEIGH — In this year that sometimes feels like a decade, North Carolinians have yet to cast a single general-election ballot for president or other offices. But I’m seeing lots of politicos and pundits making confident predictions about the state’s key electoral contests based on data from recent voter surveys.
At 11 years of age, children are not supposed to be concerned with wearing a mask. At 11 years of age, little boys’ greatest concerns should be deciding who to pick for the neighborhood game of “Kick the Can.”