The 1700s Called, and It Wants Its Border Back
Border disputes: not just for national politics anymore. After 20 years of debate, North Carolina and South Carolina have agreed to move a small part of the state line down near Rock Hill, SC. Looks like you’ll have to drive even further to buy those fireworks, folks.
An Unsurprising Endorsement
It’s official: President Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton as his successor, saying that he doesn’t think “there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.” What do you think?
Want Fine Wine? Go Homegrown.
Admit it: you just love wine. You’re the type who never believed it when they said it was bad for you and popped a celebratory cork when you read that a glass of red a day helps your heart. (For the record, we’re not taking sides. We’ll leave that to the doctors.) Some even call you a wine snob, though you think you just like nice things. When you go pick out that cabernet, what label are you looking for? Chile? California? France? What if you could have something just as excellent and support our state’s economy while you were at it? Thanks to the resurgence of the North Carolina wine industry, you can.
Bright Sunshiny Day: NC Solar Projects Bring in Federal Funds
So the U.S. Department of Agriculture awards loan guarantees for renewable energy projects across the nation — and this year, our state racked up. Seven North Carolina projects earned more than half of the $43 million total allocated nationally to these projects. Since 2009, the USDA’s program has “reduce[d] greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million metric tons annually." More sun, less greenhouse gas? Sounds good for our health, and our economy: many of these loans go to small businesses and farms.
Pokemon Go Sweeps Raleigh (and Everywhere Else)
NC residents have discovered a new way to get out, get exercise and see the sights in our great state, though we’re not sure we’d ever have expected this particular form of tourism. Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that swept the state and the nation and garnered more users than Twitter in a week flat this month, is getting people out and about like never before.
What the Rising Cost of Healthcare Is Really Costing Your Family
Usually when we hear about the rising cost of healthcare from politicians and pundits, it’s all about vague generalities, big picture arguments, and — if we’re oh-so-lucky — some confusing cherry-picked statistics. Those sound bites may get headlines, but they’re not very helpful. Everyone already knows that healthcare costs are rising. Most of us just want to know one thing: how will rising costs affect my wallet?