The Editors' Blog
Posted by Dan Barkin on August 21, 2014
If you attended the fracking hearing at the McKimmon Center Wednesday, you might have heard a young man in an orange t-shirt. On the front of his tee it said in big letters JOBS and beneath it in smaller letters: Powered by natural gas.
Maybe you were some of the folks who booed his pro-fracking remarks to the hearing panel. Most of the 500 or so in attendance were there to oppose fracking.
Posted by Dan Barkin on July 27, 2014
A dozen years from now, oil companies might be drilling off the East Coast, including off the coast of North Carolina. An entire industrial sector supporting the drilling may be springing up from Charleston to Morehead City to Norfolk.
Posted by Steve Riley on July 4, 2014
Coming this weekend: The News & Observer takes aim at the vexing questions surrounding North Carolina's Medicaid program. The series, "Critical Condition," will puncture some myths and dig deep on NC Medicaid problems.
Posted by Dan Barkin on July 2, 2014
I pulled into town here to work at this newspaper 18 years ago this month. My first day of work was on Monday, July 15, 1996. Three days earlier, a hurricane named Bertha had walloped the coast and counties inland.
Posted by Dan Barkin on June 30, 2014
CNBC has ranked North Carolina as one of the top states for business. Aside from the absolute accuracy of the North Carolina ranking, I have a few concerns about this survey.