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Republicans push school choice

RALEIGH — With control of the legislature, Republicans have already made clear that they’ll leave their mark on North Carolina public schools and public education. Just how big a mark, and whether the changes they seek will prove more positive ...

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The honeymoon comes to an end

RALEIGH — Inevitably, all that lovey-doviness came to an end. It didn’t take long. A few days ago, Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly were all smiles and platitudes. Both sides spoke of working ...

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Don’t lose home to escrow mistake

Dear Benny: In April 2009, my son bought his first home using the $8,000 first-time homebuyer credit. It was a foreclosure property that cost $125,000. His loan was purchased by a major bank shortly after closing, and he received a ...

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