Teachers in North Carolina are trying to decipher just what they’ve caught wind of with average pay raises of 7 percent in the latest state budget. Because foul odors in political races won’t stun anybody, we think they’re right to continue their quest for complete answers. Our best guess is they’ll never know for sure, but they will certainly have an opinion. November’s ballot box should hold that answer.
Congress, this 113th edition, is getting hammered for the small number of laws created, constant gridlock and has secured an ornery and stubborn reputation for not working with President Obama. Now they are coming home. Maybe.
More than 90 percent of the coal ash unaccounted for, with no government backlash, is unsatisfactory.
Mother Nature is tough, and two major fundraisers this summer have felt the wrath. But we can help.
Several organizations and churches are teaming up to provide back to school assistance to children in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to Democratic Sen. Angela Bryant and a sizable number of Republican senators. They stepped forward for everyone in our community Wednesday, speaking loudly with their support in the name of government transparency.
Americans are now making decisions on the value, or lack thereof, of the family home. Increasingly, children are in crisis situations that will define their future, and in some cases rob them of it.