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  1. Tar Heel View: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industryRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

    We wish North Carolina didn't have to play the incentives game to lure businesses here. But as long as other states are playing, we can't afford to be on the sidelines.


  2. Tar Heel View: Raising the age, easing ballot access were wise movesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Richmond County Daily Journal

    THUMBS UP to state lawmakers for voting to raise the age for most adult criminal charges from 16 to 18, making North Carolina the last state to extend its juvenile court jurisdiction. After a "raise the age" bill cleared the N.C. House last month, the legislation was bundled into the 2017-18 state budget - no doubt a result of horse-trading and careful compromise between the House and Senate.


  3. Tar Heel View: Raising the age for juveniles a positive actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    The new state budget transfers responsibility for most 16- and 17-year-old offenders from the adult correctional system to juvenile jurisdiction. That's a progressive step approved by a conservative legislature.


  4. Tar Heel View: NC kids deserve betterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    The annual Kids Count Data book uses 16 indicators to rank states in four categories: family and community, health, education and economic well-being. North Carolina is in the top half in education, but was 31st in health, 36th in family and community and 37th in economic well-being.


  5. Tar Heel View: Trademark ruling a landmark win for free speech rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    The verdict's in, and it should come as no surprise: Government can't use intellectual property law to punish people for controversial speech. A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down a portion of the 1946 Lanham Act, which directed the the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reject any applications that disparage people, groups or national symbols.


  6. Tar Heel View: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    That should be the takeaway following Monday's unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina law banishing all registered sex offenders from all forms of social media. The statute had a noble purpose - keeping pedophiles away from the message boards and apps where children interact.


  7. Melvin family establishes $1,000 memorial scholarship at RCC -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Students attending Richmond Community College in the summer will now have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help offset the costs of tuition, books and fees. Kenny and Leah Melvin established the Dr. R. Kenneth Melvin Memorial Scholarship in memory of Melvin's father, who served eight years as the third president of the college.


  8. Tar Heel View: Legal notices should stay in public viewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Local governments are required to post legal notices where the public is most likely to see them. Traditionally, that has been in general-circulation newspapers.


  9. Tar Heel View: Independent panel the only solution to gerrymanderingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Gov. Roy Cooper is trying to browbeat state lawmakers back to the drawing board in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down 28 of North Carolina's legislative districts as racial gerrymanders. Cooper called a special session of the General Assembly June 8, interrupting the regular session already in progress, for the purpose of redrawing district maps.


  10. Tar Heel View: Memory, spines lacking in Sessions hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 14 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Americans learned two things from Jeff Sessions' testimony Tuesday: That he lacks a good memory and that most Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee lack spines. Both are supremely disappointing to anyone who wants to get to the bottom of Jim Comey's firing at the FBI and Russian interference in U.S. elections.


  11. Tar Heel View: Lumbee recognition gaining momentum in D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 13 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    This is encouraging: We're seeing more stars align for the Lumbee tribe's recognition efforts this year than we've ever seen in the past. The latest development came as Gov. Roy Cooper visited Robeson County last week to speak at the tribe's second annual Lumbee Nation Economic Summit at UNC-Pembroke.


  12. Tar Heel View: Gun bill aims to end a dubious legal distinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Battle lines are drawn predictably - Second Amendment defenders on one side and gun control advocates on the other. But House Bill 746 has more to do with short-circuiting bureaucracy than expanding gun rights.


  13. Tar Heel View: Wadea s crusade could make your paper arrive lateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    A state lawmaker's personal grudge against the newspaper industry could end up hurting workers and delaying delivery for early risers. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, filed a March 28 bill that would classify newspaper carriers as employees rather than independent contractors.


  14. Tar Heel View: Time for NC to consider fair redistrictingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Its ruling in Cooper v. Harris found that two of the state's congressional districts were drawn too much on the basis of race, rejecting the contention that Republican legislators were only trying to achieve political advantages for candidates of their party when they created the 1st and 12th districts in 2011.


  15. Tar Heel View: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Three schools made headlines this month for their overreaction to senior quotes in student yearbooks. Officials employed varying levels of censorship, from the modest to the heavy-handed to the extreme.


  16. Tar Heel View: Uneven approach to putting freedom back on the menuRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Need proof that the Old North State is awash in needless regulation? Look no further than the saga of Senate Bill 24. SB 24 is a useful bill - and a popular one, given that both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly passed it unanimously. But its unfortunate necessity should remind us that nearly every aspect of our daily lives is subject to statutory oversight.


  17. Tar Heel View: The last word stands on voting restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    The last legal word on North Carolina's voting restrictions stands. It was the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 2016 ruling that found election changes were enacted with discriminatory intent.


  18. Tar Heel View: Is Donald Trump dangerous enough yet, Republicans?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Last week, in a White House meeting, the president of the United States gave away highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. In what appeared to be a moment of braggadocio, Donald Trump blurted out intelligence so sensitive that it had been withheld from allies and much of the U.S. government.


  19. Tar Heel View: Give breweries the freedom to self-distributeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    An antiquated rule dating to the end of Prohibition was meant to guard against monopolies, but in the modern era of the craft beer boom, it stifles competition. A pair of Charlotte breweries and the advocacy group Craft Freedom sued the state this week, asking a Wake County Superior Court judge to block enforcement of North Carolina's 25,000-barrel cap on self-distribution.


  20. Tar Heel View: Raise a toast to the Supreme Court a " but drink fastRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    People across North Carolina and the nation who care about fair elections are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's action Monday that essentially strikes down the state's egregious voter-restriction law. They have good reason, but they shouldn't get carried away.


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