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Archives A Few More Leftovers November 28, 2023

After the overindulgences of our traditional five-day Thanksgiving weekend, we still have a few morsels left to digest before we start all over again in a few weeks. Stuffy Turkey According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, North Carolina was the #1 state in the nation in last year for the production of turkey meat (at 1.03 billion pounds) and

Let’s do the Time Warp (Again) November 6, 2023

It’s that time of year. With the days getting colder and sunsets getting earlier as we approach the hibernal solstice (the shortest day of the year and the start of winter), we returned to Standard Time — and therefore the end of Daylight Saving Time — yesterday. For most folks, that meant turning the clocks back an hour before bedtime

Minding Our Business October 26, 2023

Great news continues to pile up for the Old North State. North Carolina was just named the nation’s ninth-best state for its business climate, its best score ever, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation’s 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index. The Tar Heel state moved up one place from last year’s ranking at #10, first breaking into the top ten

NC’s Economy: Then and Now October 20, 2023

In November 2010, fiscally conservative reformers won legislative majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Since beginning their work, they have put the state’s economic house in order by eliminating billions in debt and deficits, restructuring the tax code, lowering individual and corporate income tax rates, and slashing onerous and costly

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