Opinion

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

Hood: Don’t overreach on rules

Should regulators require child-safety locks on stepladders?


Jul. 16, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

Today's editorial cartoon


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Editorial: It’s not too late to run

The filing period for candidates seeking local elected office is rapidly coming to a close. The deadline is noon Friday.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Goldberg: Zero tolerance for Confederate flag, nuance for Islamic terror

"Nice flag!" the woman shouted sarcastically, adding a phrase with an expletive.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Page: Summer of Sanders — and Trump

What are we to make of the two biggest political pseudo-surprises of this mid-summer: the spectacular crowds drawn by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Today's editorial cartoon


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 07:56 PM

Editorial: Examining options for homeless shelter

The locations of homeless shelters are often the source of polarizing debate within communities. Chapel Hill residents, for example, had a prolonged, multi-year battle over the location of a men’s homeless shelter there, and it wasn’t because communities were fighting to be the site for the building.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

Campbell: Is it time for ballot initiatives in North Carolina?

Many cheered when the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that independent redistricting commissions are constitutional. Enthusiasm in North Carolina was muted; we neither have nor have much hope for such a commission, because our legislature must approve the process and, regardless of whether ruled by Democrats or Republicans, it has shown little interest in giving up the power to draw congressional and legislative districts.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

Martin: Donald Trump and Buncombe County

Would North Carolinians ever vote to elect Donald Trump or somebody like him?


Jul. 13, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Letters to the editor, July 14

  • Better solar farms than abandoned homes
  • Family appreciates support
  • Thanks for supporting Shriners’ fish fry
  • Supreme Court is condemning America