“Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the time.”
-- Warren Burger, former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice
Will North Carolina ever reform Medicaid? After more than two years, we aren’t much closer to reform solutions today than we were a year ago.
A story by the Associated Press in Saturday’s edition reported that the Triad region of North Carolina saw more than a dozen traffic deaths in the span of a little more than a week in November.
When the federal government began operating correctional facilities in 1930, the system housed 13,000 inmates. The Bureau of Prisons was responsible for the "management and regulation of all federal penal and correctional institutions." At that time, there were 11 federal prisons operating.
As a parent, I support our collective concern for Northern Vance High School, its students, educators and the school’s important role for Vance County.
Members of the Bessie King Circle at Tabernacle United Methodist Church should be counted as Christmas angels. The group made it its mission to spread Christmas cheer to children by opening up the Santa Shoppe at New Hope Elementary School this week.
What follows is for the benefit of one William James O'Reilly Jr. -- "Bill" to his fans.
The officer shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last August has rallied Americans to their camps: The pro-Officer Darren Wilson vs. pro-unarmed black teenager.
Awareness about bullying and the immediate and long-term effects it can cause has been elevated in recent years.