NC Spin Articles

Nobody Wants to Pay

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo expressed the frustration of many public officials when discussing transportation needs for the Port City. How can you build and maintain roads, Saffo asked, when nobody...    Read More

August 30, 2012

Convention Realities

Not too many years ago political conventions were high drama. We sat glued to our televisions watching delegates hammer out the party platform and present the roll call of states to select a...    Read More

August 23, 2012

Our jobs in the election process

Forget the ads. Ignore the polls. Shut out all the noise and spend some time considering what is at stake in the upcoming elections and who you think can best lead us. Sadly, the candidates seeking...    Read More

August 15, 2012

Restoring Trust

When Walter Cronkite stepped down from anchoring the CBS Evening News in March 1981, it was commonly accepted that Cronkite was the most trusted man in America. Curiously, it was Walter himself that...    Read More

August 9, 2012

Let’s Go to Work

A strange bank robbery provides a commentary on America today. A man went into a bank and handed the teller a note demanding one dollar and health care. He wasn’t crazy. He was desperate. The robber...    Read More

August 2, 2012

Just askin'

Why does UNC Chapel Hill need 115 full and part time employees in the academic support program for athletes? According to the News and Observer (7/29) these people track academic progress, tutor and...    Read More

July 29, 2012

Call me Crazy.....

Crazy me. I thought North Carolina was having budget problems, but that is obviously wrong. Otherwise they wouldn’t be advertising to lease more than 1 million square feet of office space that will...    Read More

July 27, 2012

Sequestration Could Cost NC Thousands of Jobs

It is estimated there are 30,000 civilian employees at Fort Bragg, Camp LeJeune, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and the Coast Guard Air Station. These jobs are...    Read More

July 26, 2012

Duke Wanted Out – So Do We

Former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson testified before the NC Utilities Commission that after federal regulators failed to approve the Duke-Progress “merger” for a second time, Duke Energy...    Read More

July 20, 2012

Mr. Publisher

Being in the media business is like wading through quicksand. Every time you think you’ve found firm ground you start sinking. Not long ago we depended on the newspaper for news, then radio...    Read More

July 19, 2012