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    The Story of NASCAR Great Dale Earnhardt

    On April 29, 1952, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, NASCAR racing legend Ralph Dale Earnhardt was born to Martha and Ralph Earnhardt. The elder Ralph was a stock car driver, and Dale spent a lot of time in the garage with his father learning about stock cars and engines. Ralph never…
    Terry Stoops, December 19, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC Board of Governors’ approval of a new systemwide campus free-speech policy. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal ponders the possibility that new ownership of the Carolina Panthers could mean bad news for Charlotte taxpayers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2017
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    CJ: High Point Getting Closer To Taxpayer-Funded Stadium

    It looks like professional baseball is coming to High Point, reports Dan Way for Carolina Journal. The Local Government Commission on Wednesday approved up to $35 million in limited obligation bonds to build a multi-use stadium. The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has yet to approve the city’s…
    Donna Martinez, December 8, 2017
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    MLS bids fail, taxpayers win

    MLS has chosen finalists for their next two expansion teams, and neither North Carolina bid made the cut. No one’s surprised about Charlotte.  The funding picture there had been a mess for a long time.  The county was on board, but the city wasn’t.  Then the county wasn’t really…
    Julie Tisdale, November 29, 2017
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    High Point is making an enormous gamble

    I’ve been following the High Point stadium issue for a while, so here’s the latest.  On Monday night, the City Council okayed a $35 million limited obligation bond to fund the stadium.  They’ll need permission from the Local Government Commission next month. I expect they’ll get that permission, but…
    Julie Tisdale, November 21, 2017
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    Why sports pundits should stick to their expertise

    Ryan Huber doesn’t blame high-profile sports commentators for wanting to pontificate about politics. He explains at National Review Online why they shouldn’t. (And he’s not even getting into the political left’s “weaponization” of sports.) [W]hy wouldn’t someone want to tune in to hear sports and entertainment personalities weigh…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017
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    House tax plan might “cut cut cut cut cut” stadium deals

    It didn’t grab headlines, but the House tax reform plan due out today includes a nugget free-marketeers should find encouraging. From the Wall Street Journal (behind the paywall): Tax-exempt bonds could no longer be used to build professional sports stadiums. That’s right. One major tool attracting public subsidies for…
    Rick Henderson, November 2, 2017
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    Effects of the NFL’s politicization

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights bad news for the National Football League. Over just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and National Anthem, the National Football League has gone from America’s sport to the least liked of top professional and college…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2017