Should we worry about monopolies?

Should we worry about monopolies?

One of my favorite games as a child was Monopoly. On a Saturday morning, my mother would announce, “Tonight is Monopoly night.” That eveni...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Sometimes a piece of distressing news gets out about the Lanesboro Correctional Institute. After all, they are housing the most difficult and hardened...

October 17th, 2017 |  


LETTER: How would the world look without US involvement?

LETTER: How would the world look without US involvement?

To the editor:Readers should pause at Robert Lee’s Sept. 23 assertion that “America does not need, nor … want, the responsibility th...

September 26th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

TAR HEEL VIEW: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 230th anniversary of its signing this past Sunday.If they’re serious...

September 19th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 19th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Anson’s Confederate monument should stay

LETTER: Anson’s Confederate monument should stay

To the editor: I am a new subscriber to your paper, a native of Olive Branch, Union County, and a son of the South. I am very disappointed by your art...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Constitution can’t restrain all overreach

Constitution can’t restrain all overreach

As we make our way through Constitution Week, we will undoubtedly hear the parchment’s praises, how it is the document that gives us in the U.S....

September 19th, 2017 |  


Campuses ought not breed contempt

Campuses ought not breed contempt

RALEIGH — Republicans and conservatives are growing more doubtful about the notion that higher education is a constructive social institution. A...

September 12th, 2017 |  


‘Cold Mountain’ 20 years later

‘Cold Mountain’ 20 years later

“It was not a book that required following from front to back, and Inman simply opened it at random, as he had done night after night in the hos...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible ...

August 21st, 2017 |