Carolina Journal
Volume 19, Number 6 - June 2010

Table of Contents:

On the Cover:

  • Southport port proposal spurs opposition
  • Salt war could victimize country hams

North Carolina:

  • N.C. seeks to operate high-risk insurance pool, Page 2
  • Iffy investments, excessive spending drain state's Escheat Fund, Page 3
  • Perdue, lawmakers, tangle over bridges, Page 4
  • N.C. Briefs, Page 4
  • For second year, state conducts tax reviews of large families, Page 5


  • State laws hamper charters in diversity quest, says JLF, Page 7
  • Terry Stoops commentary: Bev Perdue: Virtual Governor, Page 7
  • Charter increase bill raises red flags for supporters, Page 8
  • Firm that hired Moore makes more in fees than 25 other firms, Page 9

Higher Education:

  • Pushing legislation too quickly prevents real debate of issues, Page 11
  • Jenna Ashley Robinson commentary: Fertile ground for budget cuts, Page 11
  • UNCW reading instruction method makes waves, Page 12
  • Campus Briefs, Page 12
  • Issues in Higher Education: One UNC-CH student's quest for a diversity advocacy certificate, Page 13

Local Government:

  • African hair braiders say new regulations threaten craft, Page 16
  • Courts: Manmade ditch is a navigable waterway, Page 17
  • Michael Lowrey commentary: Horsey set enjoys tax-funded galloping, Page 17
  • Raleigh water users conserve, get rewarded with rate hikes, Page 18
  • Reid's bill would overturn ban on collective bargaining, Page 19

The Learning Curve:

  • Book review: Mattera looks at youth's infatuation with Obama, Page 20
  • From the Liberty Library, Page 20
  • Troy Kicker commentary: Free Markets don't just benefit entrepreneurs who get rich, Page 21
  • Book review: Book navigates Wall Street maze, Page 22
  • Short Takes on Culture, Page 22
  • Book review: Why some companies slide into oblivion and others succeed, Page 23


  • Editorial: Charter-like nonsense, Page 24
  • Jon Ham commentary: Stopping the barbarians, Page 24
  • John Hood commentary: Some cuts are just cuts, Page 25
  • Editorial: The urge to merge, Page 25
  • Editorial: Incentives don't matter, Page 25
  • Michael Walden commentary: Recession is over, but ..., Page 26
  • Editorial Briefs, Page 26
  • Andy Taylor commentary: Winner of May 4 primary: Republicans, Page 27
  • Marc Rotterman commentary: The new Silent Majority, Page 27

Parting Shot:

  • Benefit concert planned to save Global Transpark (a CJ parody), Page 28

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