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    Herschel Walker: Risk-Taking, Job-Creating Entrepeneur

    Great story about the man many of us know as an NFL great. Herschel Walker is now a competitor of a different kind, providing jobs to more than 800 people at several different companies, including one in North Carolina. “My mom was a seamstress and when I…
    Donna Martinez, April 30, 2018
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    Attention Sports Fans: Hidden Inside The 2,200-Page Budget Bill

    You never know what you’ll find inside a 2,200-page document that is now law, particularly since few of those  who voted for the $1.3 trillion spending spree had even read it. But as usual with this kind of process, the details are starting to emerge. One of the provisions essentially…
    Donna Martinez, March 27, 2018
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    Fayetteville’s taxpayer funded ballpark is happening

    Almost a year and a half ago, I wrote about Cumberland County’s plans to divert money from the school system to build a ballpark in Fayetteville for the Single-A Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros.  At the time I argued that building a $33 million stadium with city and…
    Julie Tisdale, March 8, 2018
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    Charlotte’s new mayor has a list of priorities. Are they the right ones?

    Late last year, Charlotte elected a new mayor, Vi Lyles.  This week, she talked about her top priorities related to business and economic development.  Her list concerns, but doesn’t surprise, me. As reported by the Triad Business Journal, her priorities include: Keeping the Panthers Connecting with businesses Keeping the…
    Julie Tisdale, March 6, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis is one of the federal lawmakers seeking a probe of governing bodies in the Olympics sex abuse scandal. The Daily Journal highlights a state three-judge panel’s decision to choose the legal process over partisan gamesmanship…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2018
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    If You Love Creative Destruction, Then Cheer For McMahon’s New XFL

    Think the idea of a new XFL is folly? Think Vince McMahon is crazy? Think the XFL can’t possibly compete with the NFL? You may be right. It couldn’t the first time around. But in this really interesting piece at reason.com, Eric Boehm illustrates how the old XFL —…
    Donna Martinez, January 30, 2018
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    If You Love Creative Destruction, Then Cheer For McMahon’s XFL

    Think the idea of a new XFL is folly? Think Vince McMahon is crazy? Think the XFL can’t possibly compete with the NFL? You may be right. It couldn’t the first time around. But in this really interesting piece at reason.com, Eric Boehm illustrates how the old XFL —…
    Donna Martinez, January 30, 2018
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    RE: The Story of NASCAR Great Dale Earnhardt

    Thanks to Terry Stoops for blogging about Dale Earnhardt. Not only was Dale the best ever, he was an amazing entrepreneur. Whether on the track or off the track, Dale was a fearless risk-taker and a self-made man. In my eyes, he stands as an example to us all…
    Donna Martinez, December 19, 2017