Opinion

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Letters to the editor, Feb. 14, 2015

A firsthand look at Northern Vance

Family appreciates support after loved one’s death

 


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Walden: You Decide: Are we ready for retirement?

I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m now one year away from Medicare! Each year the age gap between me and my students widens. I like to think I bring experience and wisdom to share with them. But I know many of them think I’m an ancient relic!


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Editorial: Using care with I-85 project

Interstate 85 is in for a major facelift, which may cause some short-term pain.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

Fitzsimon: More evidence that N.C. does not value teachers

Despite all the platitudes from politicians, especially in election years, North Carolina does not value public school teachers, not really.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Hood: Freedom is our goal

“What do you people want?”


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Editorial: One way or two?

We certainly don’t have a problem with making traffic outside the post office safer. But we do find it odd that the city and the post office both took steps to correct a traffic hazard when perhaps one solution would have sufficed.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 02:08 PM

Schmich: Change is constant. So is thinking we won't change

While teaching a writing workshop for high school students, I was asked a question I'd never been asked in public.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Brian Williams: puffed up anchor, puffed up tales

By now everyone knows about his transgressions. If even only some of the reports are true, Brian Williams is a serial embellisher, a self-aggrandizing fabulist.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Editorial: Valid concerns from both sides of voter ID

A decision on whether identification requirements will be mandatory in North Carolina elections could come from Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan at any time.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

Who could succeed Tom Ross as UNC head?

Five years ago, when the University of North Carolina board of governors was searching for a candidate to replace Erskine Bowles, I wrote in this column, “The Board will be looking for the new president who has two critical qualifications:

1. A good feel for North Carolina’s traditions and the state’s needs, and,

2. Successful experience at the highest level of university administration.”