Lawmakers want increased competition in elections, except their own

Lawmakers want increased competition in elections, except their own

Hypocrisy in politics is hardly a new phenomenon but rarely is it as boldly on display as it was last week from Republican legislative leaders during ...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Charity and other on-the-cheap solutions won’t get the job done

Charity and other on-the-cheap solutions won’t get the job done

Many North Carolina conservatives have long pursued a cynical, ends-justify-the-means strategy when it comes to their ultimate goal of radically remak...

October 17th, 2017 |  


In defense of outsiders

In defense of outsiders

In a letter to the editor, Mark Massey announced his intent to run for county commissioner on a platform of “wanting what’s best for nativ...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Ballot Changes Should Be Welcome

Ballot Changes Should Be Welcome

RALEIGH — Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way Nor...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Profiteering off North Carolina public schools

Profiteering off North Carolina public schools

As students walked into elementary classrooms on their first day of school, here’s what some found: many classrooms for art, music and special e...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Why this pro-business advocate supports raising the minimum wage

Why this pro-business advocate supports raising the minimum wage

When I began exercising regularly, I had a decision to make. Was I going to keep buying inexpensive sneakers and suffer through foot pain and high-cos...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: Examine delinquent tax bills

My husband and I just recently received our property tax bill that included a delinquent portion. We were surprised because we have always paid early....

October 12th, 2017 |  


Voters Compare Imperfect Options

Voters Compare Imperfect Options

RALEIGH — Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the s...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Keeping children safe on the farm

Keeping children safe on the farm

Farms can be great places for kids: There are cool animals and lots of space to run around.Farms can also be dangerous for kids: Every day, an average...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Legislature creates school funding task force

Legislature creates school funding task force

Last week, the General Assembly announced which legislators will serve on the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform. The Task Force...

October 10th, 2017 |