Opinion

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 10:46 PM

Hood: Medicaid debate will continue

For years now, legislators, policy analysts, medical providers and lobbyists have been arguing about North Carolina’s Medicaid program. Whether you find this argument interesting, confusing or boring, I have some news for you: It’s far from over.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Editorial: VGCC continues to find creative ways to meet needs

Vance-Granville Community College does an outstanding job serving this community through the programs it offers and the partnerships it forms.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 07:59 AM

Guest columnist: State should keep commitment to individualized education

Earlier this month, Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation that ends the practice of providing Personal Education Plans (PEPs) to students who are at risk of academic failure. Though probably an unavoidable step given the flawed and sporadic use and implementation of PEPs, the decision raises real questions about the future of individualized learning plans in North Carolina and whether the state will settle for a “one-size-fits-all” approach.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

Page: Jenner's gender war on pronouns

Keeping the pronouns straight. In my experience, that's the hardest part of adjusting to a friend's sex-change operation.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Letters to the editor, June 10

  • Is your eternity secure?
  • Thanks for supporting Arts Council

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 11:22 PM

Testing you about new work by noted North Carolina authors

Let’s see how well you are keeping up with recent books by North Carolina authors.

See how many new books and authors you can identify from the following clues.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Stanford: Would you go on ‘The Briefcase’?

“The Hunger Games” was supposed to be fiction, but maybe it was prophetic. Now comes “The Briefcase,” CBS’s new reality show that pits desperate middle-class families against each other for financial survival. This seems more appropriate for dystopian science fiction than contemporary prime time, and the instinct is to kill the messenger: How dare CBS air this garbage!


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Campbell: The education fork in the road

Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” With presidential vacancies in both the University of North Carolina system and community college system, we may have reached such a fork. Further, there are persistent rumors that Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson will not seek re-election next year, so all three branches of our education system could be looking for top leadership. It’s an ideal time for serious examination of how we organize, fund and administer public education.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Pitts: Limbaugh not normal, and it scares him

I am not normal.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Editorial Felony for graffiti doesn't fit the crime

Our legislature is getting tough on crime. Graffiti, to be precise.