Let’s Get Real on Data to Address North Carolina’s Digital Divide

That key portions of North Carolina do not have the kind of internet access that they need in order for people to thrive and...

Down-to-Earth Leadership: William Pitt Never Forgets the “Why” in Public Service

A leader isn’t a suit and tie. Sure, dress for the occasion. Honor decorum. But be a human first, learn with good faith, build capacity...

Always a Fighter: Sen. Gladys Robinson’s Humble Beginnings Shape Her Humanity,...

Sen. Gladys Robinson of Greensboro won election to the legislature just in time for the wave of change that removed her party from its...

Taking the Field: Leadership, From the Ground Up

In our nation’s history, only two U.S. presidents came into office having previously served as mayor of a city or town – Grover Cleveland,...

Talk of Our Towns

Western North Carolinians Honored with Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Casey Cooper, CEO, Cherokee Indian Hospital, Cleveland...

From the Trust Perspective: Health Benefits Trust Pool Readies for 2020

The League’s Health Benefits Trust pool, and the health insurance industry in general, is a complex field to navigate. At all three levels of...

Speaking Out: A Difficult Balancing Act

North Carolina cities and towns value their employees. That is not some simple platitude. It’s the truth. And that truth is borne out in...

Putting Local Government Experience to Work in Higher Office

Not so long ago in North Carolina, holding local elected offices — or at least being actively involved in local politics in some capacity...

Mark Your Calendars: The 2020 Census Means Everything

New year, new you, new desk calendar loaded with trivial “holidays” you didn’t know existed, like Penguin Awareness Day (Jan. 20), Stuffed Mushroom Day...

Wilkesboro Revives its Downtown: Special Places Do Not Happen by Accident

A decade ago, Wilkesboro touted the same rich heritage it does today—one of old brick and a mountainous horizon. From every historical and geographical...