Feb. 18, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Editorial: Cybersecurity and partisanship

Cyberspace, one of a host of once-exotic words now in the everyday vocabulary, isn't the mysterious sort of "Star Wars" frontier it used to be. But its further development and exploration demand closer scrutiny, and the possibilities that some could travel around in it and continue hacking, another word that's now too common, have caused President Obama to act.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 07:51 AM

Page: GOP's new goal: A less-white party

Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 07:07 AM

Goldberg: The University of Michigan's tolerance problem

I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because they were anti-Semitic, but because "they had to fight somebody," as my dad put it. Today, such behavior would probably be called a hate crime.

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Martin: A Black History Month valentine

Each February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month.

Feb. 16, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Editorial: Public art with clear purpose

Kudos to Oxford for paying tribute to its history visually.

Feb. 16, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

Campbell: The ‘rest of the story’ on roads

“You know what the news is,” the late Paul Harvey said. “Now you’re going to hear the rest of the story.” It’s not news that North Carolina has huge transportation needs. Leaders have been telling us for more than a decade. We want the rest of the story, specifically how are we going to pay for them.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

Pitts: Judge Roy Moore stands on the wrong side of history ... again

In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

Wykle: Saying goodbye to Dean Smith

I was working at The Prince George’s Journal in Maryland in 1997 when one of the sports reporters told me Dean Smith was retiring. He liked to tease me, so I figured he was just joking. But then he brought the press release over.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:19 PM

Editorial: Carver needs multipurpose room

Carver Elementary is the only elementary school lacking a multipurpose room in Vance County Schools. There’s no doubt it will be expensive to build, and there are questions and concerns about investing money in a new project at the school after the state Department of Public Instruction found the building is nearing the end of its usefulness. It’s also below capacity, although the Department of Public Instruction’s survey found that all Vance County Schools’ elementary schools are under capacity.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: Devoted to being the best

Two articles this past week spotlighted service to others.