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Unaffiliated Voters Should Get a Seat at the Table Mar. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

Are political parties obsolete? It's not like the old days, when bosses and smoke-filled rooms picke... Read More

9th District Election Misconduct an Assault on Our First Principles Feb. 27, 2019

Daily Editorials

A wise Sunday school teacher of ours years back used this analogy to explain faith to a bunch of 12-... Read More

It's Time to Close the Health Insurance Gap Feb. 18, 2019

Daily Editorials

All of a sudden, Medicaid expansion is a big topic in Raleigh, North Carolina. Senate Democrats are ... Read More

Congress Loses a Man of Courage and Decency Feb. 16, 2019

Mark Shields

As on so many matters, former Republican Senate leader Bob Dole put it best when he said that almost... Read More

Jones Did Something Rare in Politics -- Admitted a Big Mistake Feb. 14, 2019

Daily Editorials

It's the rare leader who's willing to admit they were wrong. In the no-holds-barred world of modern ... Read More

Law Enforcement, Volunteers Deserve Praise for Casey Hathaway Rescue Jan. 29, 2019

Daily Editorials

Three-year-old Casey Hathaway was found alive and well around 9 p.m. Thursday night near his home in... Read More

Legislature Can End Controversy Over Silent Sam Jan. 23, 2019

Daily Editorials

It's the 21st century in most of North Carolina, but the University of North Carolina system's Board... Read More

A Memorable Capitol Tour in North Carolina Jan. 12, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Bonnie and Bill Neely We had not planned to stop for a North Carolina Capitol tour in Raleigh, bu... Read More

Disaster Relief Is Overdue Jan. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Expediency is essential when it comes to disaster relief. That's a fact that need not be debated. Bu... Read More

Are We Actively Preparing for Next Hurricane? We Should Be Jan. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

Welcome to 2019! And, by the way, mark your calendars: Hurricane season begins June 1. Are Coastal N... Read More

A Reasonable Proposal Put Forth on 'Silent Sam' Dec. 11, 2018

Daily Editorials

Chancellor Carol Folt and the trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have come ... Read More

Schools Should Be Prudent in Scheduling Makeup Time Oct. 30, 2018

Daily Editorials

Hurricane Florence resulted in the deaths of 39 people in North Carolina, displaced thousands more a... Read More

We Will Build a Better Bay Oct. 22, 2018

Daily Editorials

One week ago today, Floridians woke up and saw that the savageness of Hurricane Michael's unparallel... Read More

A Stop in Literary Asheville Oct. 21, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman I had been interested in visiting the Appalachian community of Black Mountain, Nor... Read More

Finding Tom Dooley in Wilkesboro, N.C. Oct. 20, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman Back in 1958, the Kingston Trio released the song "Tom Dooley," which went on to b... Read More

Good Start by North Carolina Government on Storm Relief; It's Only the Beginning Oct. 18, 2018

Daily Editorials

The calm amid the storm of North Carolina politics is enduring. That's good news for the tens of tho... Read More

After Florence, North Carolina Legislature Must Ensure Schools Are Able to Reopen Oct. 11, 2018

Daily Editorials

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, some school systems are in desperate straits. In Pender County, N... Read More

Businesses Play Vital Role in Storm Recovery Oct. 10, 2018

Daily Editorials

With so many people and groups having contributed to the ongoing hurricane recovery, we are somewhat... Read More

The Boy Under the Billboard Sep. 29, 2018

Diane Dimond

Every law enforcement investigator has one, that one unsolved case that preys on their mind and gnaw... Read More

Unprecedented Storm Requires Unprecedented Recovery Effort Sep. 24, 2018

Daily Editorials

With Florence, many areas in Coastal North Carolina appear to be entering uncharted territory. That ... Read More