Opinion

May. 13, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Letter to the editor, May 14

Looking at the budget


May. 13, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

Page: What Michelle Obama's critics missed

If Michelle Obama's critics actually paid attention to her recent commencement speech, they would hear a lot of advice that conservatives like to hear — when it is not coming from Michelle Obama.


May. 12, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Editorial: An honor recognizing years of service

Part of the Boy Scouts’ oath reads as follows: “to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”


May. 12, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Stanford: Islamic attacks and the First Amendment

Islamic terrorists massacre 12 employees of Charlie Hedbo, a magazine in Paris that satirized the Islamic prophet, and the Western world rises up to defend freedom of expression. The cartoons of Muhammad were deliberately calculated to offend Muslims, but gosh darn it, if you have to choose between free speech and terrorists, then “Je suis Charlie.”


May. 12, 2015 @ 09:21 AM

Surprising heroes in a long struggle for justice

Why does a moderate, progressive journalist write a book critical of his political idol, Terry Sanford, the late governor and senator, and make a hero of Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis?


May. 11, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Guest columnist: Celebrating nurses during National Nurses Week

From the birth of a child and throughout the milestones of life, nurses touch the lives of millions of patients every day in the U.S., including at Maria Parham Medical Center. They provide care and compassion when we need it most. They comfort and communicate with our families. And they work long, hard hours to make sure that we, or our loved ones, receive high-quality care.


May. 10, 2015 @ 09:21 AM

Pitts: Anti-government resistance now the heart of GOP

Some folks thought it was "inflammatory." Some said it was "irresponsible," others, "absurd," still others, "disappointing."


May. 09, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Wykle: A daughter and a mother

Mother’s Day in 1999 was difficult. I just wanted to avoid the bombardment of ads and the card aisle in the grocery store.


May. 09, 2015 @ 09:23 AM

Letter to the editor, May 9

Thanks for supporting UNC Children’s Hospital ambassador


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Guest columnist: All public school students deserve fair funding

As our nation celebrated National Charter School Week this week, we have an issue in our state that is affecting children who attend public charter schools. Public education in North Carolina is not being funded fairly and equally in nearly all of our state’s local districts. The problem: Our children who attend public charter schools in North Carolina are being shortchanged by their local districts.