In authoritarian regimes across the world, government control and regulation of the Internet is a given. Here in the U.S., we’ve managed to keep our online world relatively free from any bureaucratic oversight. That changed in 2015, based on a mandate from President Obama, when the Federal Communications Commission voted to classify Internet Service Providers […]
There is nothing more precious than playing the odds and winning. On any given day, Gaston residents queue up at gas stations and grocery stores to gamble an average $4 of their weekly pay in hopes of getting lucky and winning big in the State Education Lottery, celebrating its sixth anniversary on March 30th. For […]
Military access, incentives drive N.C. film industry The cities of Belmont and Gastonia can boast of their role in an award-winning television series. Broadcast on the cable network Showtime, the series “Homeland” won two awards at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, one for best actress and another for best drama series. The local connection stems […]
Does military’s relationship with NASCAR cost taxpayers? It is a sport which has never been ashamed to cater to nationalism. Sundays at a NASCAR race are awash with American flags donned on T-shirts, race cars and beer koozies. Thousands of fans camped out at the racetrack proudly fly the stars and stripes from the flagpoles […]
The following are the three articles I wrote this week for The Gaston Gazette. Study: Vending Machines in Schools Not to Blame for Obesity N.C. Congressional Delegation Split on Insider Trading Bill No-Snow Winter Would Be First in History for Region Check out my Gazette page to catch up on all contributions thus far.