July 25, 2016

Administrators at N.C. State University got some remedial education in free speech rights and religious liberty from Grace Christian Life, a student club whose members wouldn’t back down when school officials tried to silence them.

After U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever issued a June…

Storm: A father, a son and a chance to regain hope

July 24, 2016

In a year stained by violence where the world seems to grow ever darker, it is amazing the small things that can restore your faith in mankind.

A funny tweet. An email from a dear friend. A news story about some kind and generous act.

Or the chance to witness a beautiful moment.

I have had that…

EPA should do more to prevent chemical disasters

July 24, 2016

Chemical disasters can be devastating to local economies. Just ask West Virginia businesses whose economy lost $19 million per day after the Elk River spill in 2015.

The EPA is now updating rules on chemical facility safety to minimize the impact of such accidents, but sadly, the planned changes…

Clean, reliable swine waste-to-energy projects essential

July 24, 2016

Renewable energy is essential to Gov. Pat McCrory’s all-of-the-above strategy to bring clean, reliable energy to homes and businesses, but swine waste-to-energy projects have lagged behind under lopsided legislative policies. The McCrory administration is urging the N.C. Utilities Commission…