Opinion

May. 25, 2015 @ 02:01 PM

Walden: Are there timeless rules for investing?

There’s rarely a meeting at which I’m speaking where someone doesn’t ask me about investing. Often it’s about the stock market, but sometimes there’s a question about gold, foreign currencies or even options.


May. 25, 2015 @ 12:36 PM

Campbell: Trapped in my own home

After 31 years living in the same home my wife and I decided to downsize and simplify our lives. The maelstrom we got as a result was frustrating, time-consuming, expensive and anything but simple.


May. 24, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Pitts: Forced to make a shameful choice

Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide.


May. 23, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

Editorial: Remembering those who died defending our nation

‘That noblest of shrines’

“You must reflect that it was by courage, sense of duty, and a keen feeling of honour in action that men were enabled to win all this …


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Good News & Good Neighbors: Congratulations to Class of 2015

Graduating from high school is both a tangible and symbolic move into the adult world. We pass many milestones in our lives, and this is a major one.


May. 22, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Letter to the editor, May 23

Vance County Public School Foundation to honor educators


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

Guest columnist: Measure will damage environmental protections

North Carolinians need to wake up and see that politicians and the businesses that back them are driving our state backwards into an environmental and civil rights dark age with the passage of House Bill 795: The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Reform.


May. 21, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

Fitzsimon: Telling attacks on inadequate House budget

Listening to the folks on the Right railing against the House budget proposal this week you’d think that the spending plan was an updated state version of the New Deal, chocked full of new initiatives and public investments to provide more opportunities for people to fulfill their potential and take care of their families and to repair and strengthen North Carolina’s badly tattered safety net.


May. 21, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

Hood: House spends too much

If leaders of the North Carolina House are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in General Fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft a historic tax-reform package to boost North Carolina’s economic competitiveness.


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Page: Like the blues? Thank a hippie

News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.