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Top of the game

Up Front: While it's better to win than lose, awards only tell part of the story.

2015-08

Name that boon

Free & Clear: Two North Carolina Republicans played vital roles in promoting tax reform, best known as supply-side economics, that endures despite bipartisan criticism.

2015-08

Hammer time

Up Front: In a state filled with jewels like Lanier's Hardware, more respect and less sniping would be nice.

2015-07

Don't panic: We still have biscuits

Point Taken: After another auto plant rejection, it’s tempting to go the way of South Carolina with more groveling and fat tax breaks. Instead, let’s focus on our state’s many strengths. 

2015-07

The math doesn't add up

Up Front: Schools filled with disadvantaged students struggle to boost achievement.

2015-06

Saving it forward

Free & Clear: State lawmakers, while focused on cutting costs and bad regulations, should take advantage of a better economy and job market to bolster the rainy-day fund.

2015-06

Literary agent

Up Front: BNC adds an acclaimed author-innovator to its ranks.

2015-05

Tolerate this

Up Front: More acceptance, less intrusion can pay dividends for North Carolina.

2015-04

Raising a glass to growth

Free & Clear: The state's economy: Is the glass half full or half empty?

2015-04

Madness indeed

Up Front: College hoops has its allure, but the thrill is fading.

2015-03

Big top in the Capitol

Free & Clear: Republican-led legislature ready to put on a lively show.

2015-03

Old school

Free & Clear: After years of little progress, test scores are ready to rise.

2015-02

Turning a page

Up Front: BNC says bye to its old editor and hello to new ownership.

2015-02

Take it from the top

Up Front: With investing changing, we've come up with some new rules for an old game.

2015-01

Right way to pay

Free & Clear: Charging users is the right way to pay to unclog roads.

2015-01

Small is beautiful

Up Front: Award winners thrive as the business world consolidates.

2014-12

To be continued

Free & Clear: Rather than rushing to expand Medicaid, state leaders should wait to see how the Republican-controlled Congress alters the Affordable Care Act.

2014-12

Well-endowed

Up Front: A tycoon's legacy lives on in the gift that keeps on giving.

2014-11

Party parity

Free & Clear: A new index shows Tar Heel politics will stay competitive.

2014-11

That's the breaks

Up Front: The legislature pushes back on economic incentives.

2014-10