Duke’s decision to recycle coal ash helps with PR problem

If Christine Ellis and Mac Legerton are pleased with a decision by Duke Energy concerning coal-ash disposal, then so are we.Ellis, of the South Caroli...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Now the time to prepare in case Irma visits

When there is one approaching, we have often used this space to warn readers that the best way to survive a hurricane is to prepare in advance for the...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Reminders of an immoral past

Reminders of an immoral past

We all sometimes need to be reminded that opinions are merely personal views that each of us has formed. Too often those opinions are not based on fac...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Rules limp off into the sunset

Rules limp off into the sunset

RALEIGH — North Carolina is a national leader in conservative reform of state governance — a fact that, as you might expect, pleases conse...

September 4th, 2017 |  


We can’t allow ‘peaceful fantatics’ to dictate the fate of monuments

To the Editor,In regard to Our View in the Sept. 3 newspaper, I see no reason for the Historical Commission to vote to remove Silent Sam nor any other...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


2015 law provides path forward on Confederate monuments

The front line in the impending battle between those who want Confederate monuments in North Carolina to come down and those who stand opposed is like...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


Tribe gets Smithsonian showcase

Tribe gets Smithsonian showcase

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has recently made significant strides in obtaining full federal recognition for the Lumbee People. The Tribe contin...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Gambling: Fun or problem?

Gambling: Fun or problem?

What is gambling? The NC Problem Gambling Program Website states that, “Gambling — or ‘betting’ or ‘gaming’ —...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Unaffiliated voters hold key

Unaffiliated voters hold key

RALEIGH — About 30 percent of North Carolina’s 6.8 million registered voters are Republicans. So how in the world do Republicans ever win ...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Seminars assist elder planning

Seminars assist elder planning

Our population is aging; more women are at work; baby boomers are working past retirement; others are re-entering the workforce in their 50s, 60s, 70s...

August 30th, 2017 |