Opinion

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Martin: Who and what do you believe?

Last week two men claimed they had been robbed of about $5 million worth of gold bars they were transporting along Interstate 95 in Wilson County. According to their story, when they pulled over on I-95 to fix their truck or attend to an illness, three armed men appeared, took the gold, tied them up and sped away.


Mar. 09, 2015 @ 12:48 PM

Stanford: What if the SEAL who shot bin Laden had been a woman?

If I told you Warren Buffett had a stock tip, you’d listen, right? Would you see a movie if Meryl Street recommended it? Of course you would. You look like a smart fella. It just stands to reason. Some expertise is unimpeachable.


Mar. 09, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Campbell: Whom do you trust with the Internet?

Perhaps you have been listening to the yays and nays concerning the net neutrality decision of the Federal Communications Commission, which also gave the city of Wilson permission to expand its Greenlight Internet service. Where you stand on them basically comes down to whom you trust: big business or big government? For many of us, the answer is neither.


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

Pitts: Ferguson is not an exception

By now, it should come as news to no one that Ferguson, Missouri, has a lousy excuse for a police department.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

Editorial: An inspiring survivor

Most of us have been affected by cancer, either directly or because a loved one has been diagnosed. The statistics tell us that about 40.4 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with some for of cancer at some point in their lives.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 09:26 PM

Shortley: A chance to help a great organization

The American Red Cross does so much for our community.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Irvine: Carriers: They deliver

They are the part of the newspaper business that most directly touches the customers. But they are largely unseen because their work is done before sunrise.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Editorial: Youth leading way on Earth Day

In 1970, we were watching “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Gunsmoke” and “Here’s Lucy.”


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Fitzsimon: A revealing moment in incentive debate

Something fascinating happened during this week’s House debate over economic incentive programs for businesses that could have a bigger impact on the state than whatever incentives the General Assembly approves this session.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 09:55 AM

Hood: For a balanced diet

Thank you for reading this column. It’s not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all. According to a recent set of surveys by the Pew Research Center, a distressing number of our fellow citizens rely mostly on television to inform themselves about politics and government.