Opinion

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.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Editorial: Middle class at center of 2016 election

President Obama pulled off quite the stunt in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night: He helped the middle class by offering a dead-on-arrival plan to help the middle class.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

Page: How speech rights went wrong in France

For some Americans, France can seem like a trip back in time, not always in a good way.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Hiaasen: Jeb could ruin Hillary's political run

If you're Hillary Clinton, you pinched yourself last week to awake from a strange and wondrous dream. Except it wasn't a dream.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Leaving proudly, but not with enthusiasm

“Fired with enthusiasm.”

Last week I was reminded of that quote attributed to Clark Kerr, the legendary president of the multi-campus University of California. It is what he said when, shortly after Ronald Reagan’s election as governor in 1966, university regents ousted Kerr. He joked that he left the university the same way he came in, “fired with enthusiasm.”