Nov. 25, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Albom: Erasing Bill Cosby with the speed of light

Ever since Bill Cosby was accused by one, then two, then four, then almost uncountable women of everything from unwelcome kissing to flat-out rape, the one reaction I can't quite figure is TV Land pulling "The Cosby Show" reruns.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Editorial: Addressing Northern Vance concerns

The response — or lack of response, more accurately — from Vance County Schools administration and Board of Education to concerns raised by staff and parents about behavioral problems at Northern Vance High School is itself an issue.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Reagan: Suffering the Democrats’ pipeline politics

Talk about being in the middle of Middle America.

Last week, I was in bitterly cold Nebraska -- Omaha, to be exact -- visiting with my wife’s family.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

Martin: Lefty and Roy — and their critics

While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, “Charles ‘Lefty’ Driesell: A Basketball Legend,” he dropped a signed copy by UNC basketball coach Roy Williams’s office.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Goldberg: Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds

I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Campbell: Changing the state budget dance

In January, Pat McCrory will begin his third year as governor, but his first chance to fully develop a biennial budget that reflects his priorities. This truth highlights North Carolina’s poorly choreographed state budget dance that involves many participants, many steps and differing rhythms.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Letters to the editor, Nov. 25

Help Boys & Girls Club help the community


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Thanks to our farmers

Farming is not just a profession. It’s a way of life. It’s a labor of love. It’s not for the faint-hearted, given that as a livelihood, it is subject to blight, natural disaster and unfavorable weather conditions.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Sunday's editorial cartoon

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Wykle: Kids making a difference

Michele Eaves Burgess emailed me Wednesday to let me know about an event United Way was sponsoring in town.