Columns

The road to a brighter future runs through North Carolina

North Carolina is emerging from a worldwide pandemic strong and growing, with new jobs and new neighbors arriving daily. We welcome this growth, but in order for our communities to thrive, our infrastructure must catch up and keep up. In recent weeks, Vice President Kamala Harris, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff visited North Carolina with a plan to help transform our state and nation’s infrastructure.

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Letters 
Letters

PSRC School Board has failed in its duties

For quite a while, I have seen the PSRC School Board ignore its own policies and even the law because they evidently feel that the rules to not apply to them. I had high hopes that the newly elected members of the Board would change the way they operated, but sadly they seem to have become part of the swamp that PSRC has seen for decades.

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Opinion

Silence impedes the search for justice

Wednesday saw a group of people gather in Pembroke for the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women event. They marched and they shed tears while raising awareness of the scourge of violence against American Indian women, many of whom have disappeared, probably never to be seen again, and many others whose deaths will remain a mystery and a source of lasting sorrow for family members who may never know justice.

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Columns

There is no teacher-pay penalty

RALEIGH — Are nurse anesthetists overpaid by 74%? Are telemarketers underpaid by 25%? If you accept the standard statistical model used to defend huge and sweeping pay raises for public schoolteachers, then you pretty much have to accept these conclusions, too. They derive from the same set of data.

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