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About that airport I own… (access required)

Paul Douglas Tharp may have had a few slight oversights on his recent tax returns. Namely, federal prosecutors allege the Lexington man failed to report that he owned an airport and an investment firm that generated “significant income.” Then there ...

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It’s not good (access required)

The latest results of a statewide court fairness survey paint an ugly picture. Based on the opinions of court visitors, who probably weren’t all that thrilled about being dragged to court, the online survey rates county courts in seven categories. ...

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Here, shut up and play with this (access required)

Back in 2014, when Uber completed a wildly successful round of capital-raising that valued the company at a stunning $17 billion, Sidebar’s crotchety old dad pooh-poohed the dreams of venture capitalists. “All it takes,” the old sage warned, “is one ...

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Dog day in court (access required)

“This is a domestic violence court. Not pet rescue,” Wake County District Court Judge V.A. “Woofer” Davidian told the young couple seated at separate tables facing his bench. Observers in the gallery had begun whispering when the pair’s case was ...

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Pages of history (access required)

Now that Donald Trump is running amok on the national stage and looks to be a real contender for the White House, there has been a renewed interest in his past literary works, one of which gives a shout-out to ...

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Are you threatening me?! (access required)

There’s an old adage that goes something like, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Apparently, Virginia’s William White is fresh out of honey, so the only thing he caught with his sour collection tactics was a ...

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