Proposed districts rob Robeson of power in Raleigh

The proposed new districts for seats in the North Carolina Senate and House certainly appear, as one local legislator said, “logical” as t...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


A caring voice is silenced

A caring voice is silenced

I had already selected my topic for my next column — the First Amendment. I decided to write about the freedom from and the freedom of religion ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

RALEIGH — What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfectio...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Confederate memorial would fit well at museum

We didn’t look long, far or hard, but what looking we did last week failed to find anyone who was adamant that the Confederate soldier standing ...

August 19th, 2017 |  


GOP profiles in courage

GOP profiles in courage

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger weighed in Thursday on the horrible events in Charlottesville with a Facebook post titled, “Reflecting on C...

August 19th, 2017 |  


The problem of erasing memories

The problem of erasing memories

There are plenty of bad epithets to attach to Lance Armstrong’s name. “Trotskyite” isn’t one of them.Still, the disgraced form...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Be cautious when considering gifts to charitable organizations

To the Editor,Everyone has a cause they care about. And with more than 1.2 million charitable organizations to choose from, finding one aligned with y...

August 17th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Americans: Fix ObamaCare

Americans: Fix ObamaCare

Here is something you probably haven’t heard much lately, if at all, given the shocking news from Charlottesville and the disturbing reaction by...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Cooper makes monumental move

Roy Cooper on Tuesday, in a refreshing show of leadership from an elected official, might have given North Carolina its third straight single-term gov...

August 16th, 2017 updated: August 16th, 2017. |  


End the ban on plastic bags

End the ban on plastic bags

RALEIGH — My family and I just spent a week at the beach — and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy....

August 16th, 2017 |