Opinion

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: Award-winning work

It’s nice when dedicated people receive recognition for their efforts.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Letter to the editor, April 25

Welcome to new pastor


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 01:03 PM

Inscoe: Clarifying Inter-basin transfer and why we need it

Please allow me this opportunity to clarify several key points regarding the Kerr Lake Regional Water System’s pending Interbasin Transfer (IBT) Certificate application.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Walden: Differences in states' economic recoveries

The economic world doesn’t treat everyone and everything equally. We clearly see this in the ongoing debates about income inequality, CEO pay, the minimum wage and taxes. Another way we see this is in economic geography. For example, in North Carolina, for several decades we have watched urban counties adding jobs and incomes at a much higher rate than rural counties.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Fitzsimon: Rigged redistricting game reminder

The past few weeks have made clear again what government reform advocates have said for almost 30 years in North Carolina. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters, to draw their own districts for election to anything, Congress, the General Assembly, or city council.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Hood: Please raise this tax

Never let it be said that I am against all tax increases. Please raise the tax on state and local government bonds — immediately.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Editorial: Giving teens a second chance


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Page: Shooting cop videos? Be nice

What if you happened to record video on your smartphone of a police officer as he shot an unarmed suspect in the back? What would you do with it?


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

Editorial: Marking Earth Day

Today marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, a day born during a turbulent time in the United States. The first Earth Day was held a little less than a year after Woodstock and the moon landing. We were in the throes of the Vietnam War.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 07:11 AM

Goldberg: O'Malley's modern-day know-nothingness

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O'Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things.