Opinion

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.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Letters to the editor, July 28

  • Salvation Army seeks help with school supply drive
  • Family thankful for support

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 08:28 AM

Pitts: GOP condemnation of Trump is hypocrisy

Here's the thing about principle.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

Editorial: New superintendent holds much promise

All indications suggest that Anthony Jackson is going to be a great fit as Vance County Schools superintendent.