A hundred years before UNC’s Silent Sam controversy, Thomas Dixon Jr. wanted to erect a statue of Col. Leroy McAfee in KKK robes in Shelby in 1916. The Charlotte Observer objected, but proposed a solution that didn’t go far enough.
Legalized medical marijuana is becoming increasingly common, and Kelly Alexander is working to make it the law in North Carolina. Wells Fargo’s action against candidate Nikki Fried in Florida was bizarre.
Filing for North Carolina judicial offices opens Monday. Democrats and Republicans have already made their endorsements, and the state's judiciary is becoming as politicized as the other branches of government.