With prisons, pay, train better

With prisons, pay, train better

RALEIGH — While 2017 was a good and productive year for many public and private institutions in North Carolina, it was a tragic year for our pri...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Friday forum key step in ISD process

An oversized reason that we have supported the idea of Southside-Ashpole Elementary School being the guinea pig for the Innovative School District is ...

January 2nd, 2018 updated: January 2nd, 2018. |  


Layla makes grandmom hopeful

Layla makes grandmom hopeful

On Dec. 28, 2017, my life changed forever and for the better — I became a grandmother.Layla Noel, my daughter’s daughter, was born at 2:25...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


NC a trend-setter nationally

RALEIGH — When Congress enacted tax reform a few weeks ago, the final product bore a striking resemblance to the state tax changes North Carolin...

January 1st, 2018 |  


Top stories from 2017 still being written

If we were to assign a letter grade to the year that ends today, it would be an I, as in Incomplete.So many of the stories that made huge headlines du...

December 30th, 2017 |  


People key to academic diversity

People key to academic diversity

Perhaps it’s fitting that the phrase “personnel is policy” came to mind when a noted conservative professor from Princeton spoke rec...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Trump’s Year 1: Not too bad

Trump’s Year 1: Not too bad

How did the Trump administration do in the first year of making America great again? For supporters, no explanation is needed. For those who do not su...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Cooper’s recruiting skills has NC rolling economically

NC economy rolling under CooperAs rumors swirl that North Carolina may be about to land a Toyota-Mazda joint manufacturing plant for Randolph County, ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


About holidays, family, country

About holidays, family, country

My oldest daughter is a single mom to three and a successful engineer in a top company. She understands the power of education and is fighting for the...

December 28th, 2017 |  


BB&T’s sharing of savings will float many boats

The debate on trickle-down economics nationally will rage on, with proponents convinced that reducing taxes on businesses and the rich benefits the br...

December 27th, 2017 updated: December 27th, 2017. |