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Asheville, Durham BABIES-R-US Set to Close
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Asheville, Durham BABIES-R-US Set to Close

Photo Credit: Google Maps UPDATE: Durham will lose both their TOYS-R-US and BABIES-R-US stores adding to the closures here in North Carolina. Asheville will soon be without their baby supply megastore BABIES-R-US. As part of its financial restructuring, the parent company TOYS-R-US recently announced they are closing 180 stories nationwide. We have now confirmed that...

Episode 2 – Situational Preparedness
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Episode 2 – Situational Preparedness

On this episode, Kevin speaks with tactical trainer Ron Holmes of RYKER USA. Ron gives us tips on how to be prepared in everyday situations. With mass shootings, natural disasters, and other external threats prevalent, being ready is an essential skillset. Take a listen to hear simple things you can do to be prepared. Show...

ECU’s new $1.3 Million Dollar Mansion
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ECU’s new $1.3 Million Dollar Mansion

The N&O reported on a new Chancellor Mansion at East Carolina University. The price tag is $1.3 million, not shabby for a public servant of a public university, right? As Jane Stancill reports: The ECU Foundation has a contract to buy a home about three miles from the Greenville campus. Real estate websites describe the 8,366-square-foot...

LRU – Lazy River University
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LRU – Lazy River University

This week, an opinion piece in the New York Times went after the new extravagance in Higher Education, lazy rivers. If you follow what I go after here on Tavern Voices, it’s the cost of college and the impact it’s having on an entire generation. Instead of getting better, universities are becoming even more irresponsible....

Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System
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Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System

If you’re looking for a place to get a college degree, you’d be hard pressed to find a state system better than that of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina system carries the prestige of 17 campuses. Whether you’re looking to UNC-Chapel Hill for liberal arts, North Carolina State University for engineering or science...

Celebrating Improbable Liberty
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Celebrating Improbable Liberty

The further you are removed from an event, the more the perspective regarding it changes. These days, we are so many generations removed from the American Revolution that we all truly don’t know what we are celebrating on July 4th. Sure there are buzzwords – freedom and liberty, red coats and patriots. We may even...

Are Parent & Student Loans the Next Bubble?
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Are Parent & Student Loans the Next Bubble?

For a few years now, I’ve been adamantly drawing attention to the student loan/debt pile that is mounting in our nation. In fact, I’ve dedicated the last year of my graduate schooling to looking at this effect on North Carolina (more on that to come soon). What we have though, is far worse than the...

Facebook: Just Say No
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Facebook: Just Say No

As missiles were launched into Syrian airspace, my Facebook feed once again reminded me exactly how alone I really am in the political sphere. Some were cheering on dropping bombs while others were make strange rationalizations that Trump committing these acts was somehow different than when Obama did so over the previous eight years. Foreign...

Target’s Billion Dollar Gamble on HB2
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Target’s Billion Dollar Gamble on HB2

Much has been said about the economic impact of the bill formerly known as HB2 on North Carolina. Businesses turned away, the NCAA drew a line in the sand, and all was a disaster. Or so that’s how it was portrayed. With the “repeal” in-place, we shall see what the future holds for NC’s already...