The magic and wonder of science and technology are never far from us, including at this festive time of year. For example, the next time you are bedazzled by the panoramic shimmer and glimmer of holiday lights this season, take a moment to remember the famous innovator who inspired the first Christmas lights: Thomas Edison. Yes, the man who gave the world the light bulb is also responsible for sparking the innovation that brings us so much beauty during the holidays, an achievement that leads me to ponder what it can also teach us about inspiring future innovators. […]
North Carolina’s economy improved by nearly every measure in October. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.7% while the number of employed residents and our labor force both rose.