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ROCKINGHAM — Representatives from many of Richmond County’s top employers spent Thursday evening at the airport schucking away at the annual Industry Appreciation Oyster Roast.

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021 14:15

OPINION: 'Fair trade' is still a fraud

The Biden administration is embracing the same flawed “fair trade” mantra that previous administrations used to sanctify protectionist policies. Biden’s team has “largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself,” the New York Times reported. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai recently touted the Biden administration’s plans to “shape the rules for fair trade in the 21st century.” What could possibly go wrong from such a lofty aspiration?

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Lawmakers held a hearing recently focused on the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control system. Their goal was to learn why ABC store shelves are empty and why bars and restaurants are scratching and scraping for typically ubiquitous brands such as Jameson’s and Titos.

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ROCKINGHAM — City leaders are looking at dividing the former Food King property downtown to bring in new businesses.

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ROCKINGHAM — Following a public hearing, the Richmond County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a rezoning request from Samuel Dunn.

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President Joe Biden has heralded his $4.5-plus trillion spending proposals and accompanying tax hikes as an investment in “leading the world versus letting it pass us by.” Yet, paradoxically, a new analysis exposes one huge way Biden’s plans would make the U.S. less competitive on the global stage. 

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RALEIGH — Despite efforts from the left to bring cradle-to-grave big government to America, dozens of talented entrepreneurs, ages 6 to 14, displayed their keen business sense as part of the annual Raleigh Children’s Business Fair in early October. 

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economic health seems strong. Taxes are low, cost of living is below average, and a recent CNBC study gave the state a No. 2 ranking as “Best for Business” because of solid growth, quality workforce, business friendliness, and technology. 

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 10:23

OPINION: Inflation is killing the recovery

Last week, Ned Davis Research published a note titled “Turns Out, Growth Looks like It Was Transitory—Inflation Is More Sticky.” There are many factors that show us that consumers and salaries are being eaten away by inflation, leading to an abrupt halt in the recovery. Autos and new home sales plunged, real disposable personal income has plummeted, and real median wage growth is lower than inflation.

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RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases in North Carolina may actually be decreasing, even as media hysteria and local mask mandates rage on. 

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