Although there are debates about the speed and details, it is clear that an energy transition is taking place. Not unlike the transition from animal-powered energy to fossil-fuel derived energy, it will cause massive changes in the economy, creating opportunities for new businesses, as well …
During the early stage of the COVID crisis in 2020, my daily commute got super easy. Then it got scary hard.
When Terry Holland died at 80 on Feb. 26, national news reports set out his distinguished record in glowing detail: successful coaching records at Davidson and the University of Virginia and admirable service as athletic director at both those schools and East Carolina University.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials began exercising government power in ways unprecedented in modern times. They shut down businesses, withheld basic public services such as in-person schooling, and ordered healthy, law-abiding citizens not t…
After inflation, the labor market shortage has probably been the top story of the past two years. Many businesses have struggled to find workers, despite increasing starting pay. The number of open jobs outnumbers jobless individuals, and a large number of people who could be working haven’t…
By John Hood
Who owns the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?
In recognition of February as Black History Month, the Community Remembrance Project, a community-based coalition, asks, “Do you know a definition of slavery?”
By John Hood
Earlier this month, the North Carolina Democratic Party’s state executive committee elected 25-year-old Anderson Clayton as state party chair.
When I speak to a variety of groups around the state, I know at least one of the questions likely to be asked: What are we going to do about the national debt? The national debt certainly does appear to be scary. It now stands at over $31 trillion. This is more than the annual income of all …
In a small Carolina coastal area town, where a dominating family controls much of life, some members of the prominent family have been murdered.
By JOHN HOOD
Was it the classified documents?
I live on the outskirts of the town of Warrenton near Arcola. There is what I believe is a historical home on the corner of Tutelo Road and Highway 43.
Are the days of the roadside eateries gone? My book, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” celebrated the barbecue and country cooking family friendly restaurants near the interstates.
I am writing to thank Warrenton-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
By John Hood
I’d like to thank Commissioner Chair Baker for assuring citizens that commissioners had not been discussing redevelopment of the PCB landfill site and that any development at the site would include citizen input. At the recent commissioners’ meeting, Joan Smyth, a hydrogeological engineer wh…
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