May 18, 2024
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NC downgrades projected revenue surplus

(Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo) RALEIGH — North Carolina officials downgraded a projected state revenue surplus through mid-2025 by $430 million on Friday, citing lower than anticipated April 15 individual income tax payments due to […]

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Hurricanes ‘live to fight another day’

Hurricanes center Evgeny Kuznetsov celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in the third period of Game 5 against the Rangers in Carolina’s 4-1 win Monday in New York. (Adam Hunger / AP Photo) NEW YORK […]

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Rep. Destin Hall on latest ICE bill, speakership

State Rep. Destin Hall (R-Caldwell) could become the first millenial to become speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. (A.P. Dillon / North State Journal) RALEIGH — Arguably one of the most consequential bills […]

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  • NC downgrades projected revenue surplus
    RALEIGH — North Carolina officials downgraded a projected state revenue surplus through mid-2025 by $430 million on Friday, citing lower than anticipated April 15 individual income tax payments due to recent business tax changes. Still, [...] The post NC downgrades projected revenue surplus first appeared on The North State Journal.
  • Hornets hire Charles Lee as coach
    CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Hornets’ search for their 12th head coach in team history has concluded — Boston Celtics lead assistant coach Charles Lee has agreed to a four-year contract with the franchise. The team [...] The post Hornets hire Charles Lee as coach first appeared on The North State Journal.
  • Stop School Porn: Book criteria for public schools, obscenity law changes may be coming
    RALEIGH — Lawmakers, school board members and advocacy groups called for changes to state laws governing obscenity and book selection criteria in public schools at a May 15 press conference held by the conservative nonprofit [...] The post Stop School Porn: Book criteria for public schools, obscenity law changes may be coming first appeared on […]
  • North Wilkesboro’s All-Star repeat
    So, it looks like this is going to be a thing. Last year, the top story of NASCAR’s All-Star Race was the circuit’s return to North Wilkesboro Speedway for the first time since 1996. This [...] The post North Wilkesboro’s All-Star repeat first appeared on The North State Journal.
  • What’s all the buzz about?: Cicadas invade 16 NC counties
    North Carolina is currently experiencing a phenomenon 13 years in the making. Millions — and perhaps billions — of cicadas have emerged from underground for their mating season. “When the ground reaches a certain temperature [...] The post What’s all the buzz about?: Cicadas invade 16 NC counties first appeared on The North State Journal.
  • BLAHOUS: The sobering future of Social Security
    The 2024 edition of the annual report of the Social Security trustees was released on May 6, 2024, and its conclusions are sobering. If corrective action is much further delayed, continued solvency will be for [...] The post BLAHOUS: The sobering future of Social Security first appeared on The North State Journal.

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