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June 26, 2016

More than 100 CEOs of prominent corporations have urged North Carolina lawmakers to rethink the passage of House Bill 2, approved in just a day to block Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance. And nearly half of North Carolina voters want to repeal HB2, according to recent survey results…


New strategy offers timely care for veterans

June 26, 2016

The Veterans Health Administration recently proposed a rule to grant “full practice authority” to all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) working in Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. Of course, that includes the Greenville Health Care Center.

We applaud this proposal because our…


A tale of two creeks: Nature's and Martin Marietta's

June 26, 2016

It’s unlikely the crew from the Greensboro law office of Brooks Pierce knew or cared about Blount’s Creek before they represented industrial giant Martin Marietta’s efforts to destroy the eastern North Carolina natural treasure. The people here care very much, though, and it…


Storm: Gotta get this column written before I lose — what was that? — focus

June 26, 2016

When I was young, I was often accused of daydreaming. I would be watching a teacher diagram a sentence or break down an algebra equation when suddenly something would remind me of something else and my focus would slip. The next thing I knew, an irritated educator would be asking me, “Janet,…