Charlotte: By now, you likely know I like political pieces that cut through the clutter. The Observer takes a look at the past sermons of Rev. Mark Harris, the Republican nominee in the 9th House district. Harris believes homosexuality is a choice, the Earth was created less than 10,000 years ago, and that women should submit to their husbands. Harris says the “left” is bringing those issues up as a distraction from the strong economy. We’ll see.
Charlotte: I’d never heard of “fish games” until this story in the Observer. (I love reading stories that introduce me to new things.) Is it a game of skill or gambling? I don’t know, but I’m glad Greensboro has already banned the games. People already throw their money away on state-sponsored gambling (the lottery and yes, I’m one of them).
Fayetteville: I’ve been fascinated for a long time by the people who seemed to think that fraud is prevalent in our elections, especially when there is no evidence of it. Especially when there is plenty of evidence that the idea of fraud is planted by Republicans who want to discourage minorities from voting. The Observer takes a look at a proposed constitutional amendment to require a voter to provide a state-sponsored ID.
Fayetteville: The Observer also tells the story Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, who will receive the Medal of Honor this week for what he did in Afghanistan in 2002.
Wilmington: The Star-News looks at the cost of the Trump tariffs and conclude that businesses are starting to feel the impact. “McWhorter said the price increase he received wasn’t enough to change his business model, other than to pass the price increase on to his customers where appropriate or just eat the cost increase where prices can’t be raised.” There you go.