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.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Letters to the editor, Feb. 14, 2015

A firsthand look at Northern Vance

Family appreciates support after loved one’s death


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Walden: You Decide: Are we ready for retirement?

I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m now one year away from Medicare! Each year the age gap between me and my students widens. I like to think I bring experience and wisdom to share with them. But I know many of them think I’m an ancient relic!

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Editorial: Using care with I-85 project

Interstate 85 is in for a major facelift, which may cause some short-term pain.