Opinion

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

Editorial: Mourning a community pillar

Usually on Saturdays we reserve this space to celebrate and spotlight good things happening in the community and good people who live here.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Letters to the editor, Aug. 1

  • Commissioners face water dilemma
  • Dr. Mills will be deeply missed

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

Walden: What is the state of our state’s education?

The kinds of jobs needed in the economy have dramatically changed in the past century. One hundred years ago most North Carolinians worked on the farm. Knowledge about farming was passed from generation to generation with little need for “book-learning.” The stamina and strength to endure back-breaking work day after day were the main requirements for success.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Fitzsimon: Question voucher supporters never answer

Several months ago on a public affairs television show, the host asked one of the two guests why he was opposed to the school voucher scheme that was upheld last week by the N.C Supreme Court.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Hood: N.C. economy compares well

Remember a couple of years ago, when North Carolina’s unemployment rate was falling rapidly? Critics of the Republican-led legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory denied that the state’s labor market was truly getting better. Instead, they said, discouraged workers were simply dropping out of the workforce, which had the artificial effect of making North Carolina’s unemployment rate look better.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

Editorial: Salvation Army plans will benefit area

The multimillion-dollar gift to the Henderson Salvation Army is huge not just for the organization, but for the area.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Column: YMCA’s after-school program helps youth learn, achieve

To help motivate and inspire kids to discover their potential, the Henderson Family YMCA offers an after-school program to school-aged children throughout Vance County. The Y’s after-school program combines academics with play and offers a caring and safe environment where youth can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build relationships and explore new interests.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Stanford: Are we a Kirk or Picard?

It’s a sign of the times that the dumbest answer in the presidential campaign so far yielded the deepest question. As usual, Ted Cruz started it.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 11:32 AM

Martin: Hero on the wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero?


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Campbell: Verdict on elections law trial

Two weeks into the hearing over North Carolina’s 2013 election laws, we have reached some conclusions.