Opinion

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 11:28 PM

Editorial: Fighting darkness forever

Fighting the cloak of darkness that can envelop even the most respected of government officials never ends. We hope to believe in all that they do. Yet, when they retreat to secrecy, we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors. How can we know? How can we trust?


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Editorial: Consequences awaiting the silent

Politicians without the trust of the people usually become known as "ex-" and "former."


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

Editorial: Stepping forward to the light

Rep. Marilyn Avila, a Republican representing District 40 in the N.C. House of Representatives, earned the Lassiter Award this year and stands apart from many of her colleagues on Jones Street.


Mar. 17, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

Editorial: Shining government sunshine

Make no mistake, government must be open and transparent in order to be good.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 11:29 PM

Editorial: Competition can make us stronger

Vance County’s elected leadership has received a ringing endorsement from area residents. Eight of the races include the sheriff, school board and the commissioners. Only two are contested.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

Editorial: Prep sports still teach life lessons

We’re not sure what those football players and the adults who joined in the melee felt last November. But we do know it didn’t channel through them very well. They made a mistake and should be forgiven.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 10:45 PM

Editorial: Trustworthy intelligence mandatory

CIA methods can always be debated. But when those methods are under investigation, the CIA can’t interfere.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

Editorial: Support indicates goodness

The zero tolerance policy sounds good. But the troops have to trust it — and their commanders.


Mar. 10, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

Editorial: Campaign puts target on litterbugs

North Carolinians are already throwing away about $16 million annually when we litter our state. We can’t afford that.


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Payment will always come due

If it is worth building, do it right from the start. The payoff is priceless.