Opinion

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.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Guest columnist: More discussion needed on inter-basin transfer

Area citizens representing "Preserve our North Carolina Lakes Community" are holding an emergency meeting at the Vance County Commissioner’s Room, 122 Young St. in Henderson on Thursday at 6 p.m. to discuss actions to be taken to stop local officials from signing an agreement that would permanently send massive amounts of water from Kerr Lake to the Neuse and Tar Rivers.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Martin: Is the Civil War over?

One hundred and 50 years later, is the Civil War finally over?


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Stanford: 'Ashley’s War' gives insight to women in combat

Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January. This will inevitably become a political question — and thus particularly useless in producing a satisfactory answer — but until then it’s useful to understand that the military sees this question differently than you and I do.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Campbell: Politics in the courtroom

Wouldn’t it be reasonable to assume that if we discuss a problem long enough we can come up with a solution? It doesn’t work that way with public policy issues, especially in the selection of judges.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Pitts: Wayne LaPierre's 'normal' gone for good

Maybe, conservatives are done with dog whistle politics.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Editorial: Determining our future

A study by the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments shines a light on some of the very difficult challenges we face.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

Shortley; Virtual Dementia Tour helps bring understanding, compassion

They say you can't truly understand what someone else is going through until you walk a mile in her shoes.