Opinion

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Pitts: Why serious people discount Fox News

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

State should aid rural counties

Last week, Gov. Pat McCrory said he was working on a new economic development strategy for North Carolina.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:55 PM

Shortley: Make time to read

There's nothing like settling in with a hot cup of tea and a good book.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Editorial: GOOD NEW & GOOD NEIGHBORS: Inspiring lives

Friday’s editorial touched on committing to service to help others and the important role volunteers play in our community. This past week, we have seen examples of what can happen when people take up these calls.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Letters to the editor, Jan. 24

Commissioners should drop monthly water fee

Help for pet owners to spay/neuter

Equipping the saints


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 10:55 AM

Dupuy: Choosing pot policy over cyber security

A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. The corporation immediately kowtowed to the terrorists, rumored to be North Korean-sponsored, killing the theatrical release of the third in a trilogy of Seth Rogan and James Franco bromance movies called, “The Interview.”


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

Officials: Drinking water safe despite standard violation

The Kerr Lake Regional Water System recently reported violating a drinking water standard, but officials said the water is safe to use.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Editorial: What are you doing for others?

“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Fitzsimon: Conspiracy to deny conspiracy about Ross’ ouster from UNC system

It has been several days since the UNC Board of Governors dealt the university system a stunning blow by abruptly firing UNC President Tom Ross last Friday morning and there’s still been no reason given for the decision that will force the widely respected Ross to leave his post in January 2016.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 02:22 PM

Hood: Burr in Obama’s saddle

As the State of the Union address by President Obama and the Republican response aptly demonstrated, the next two years are more likely to feature confrontation rather than conciliation in Washington.