LETTER: Let’s fast track help to persecuted people in the Middle East

LETTER: Let’s fast track help to persecuted people in the Middle East

To the editor:In an age of ongoing political strife in our nation, it was heartening to see the unanimous passage of a bill in the House of Representa...

June 28th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Foreign policy should be handled by administrations in power

LETTER: Foreign policy should be handled by administrations in power

To the editor:In America’s foreign policy, one administration at a time speaks for the country. That’s the way it is supposed to work. Unl...

June 27th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industry

TAR HEEL VIEW: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industry

We wish North Carolina didn’t have to play the incentives game to lure businesses here. But as long as other states are playing, we can’t ...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Kicking a habit is a matter of want

Kicking a habit is a matter of want

Daddy took one last draw on his cigarette and threw it into the slop bucket . He didn’t see me toddle over to it, pick the Lucky Strike off a ca...

June 25th, 2017 |  


Midterm spread favors Democrats

Midterm spread favors Democrats

It would be very surprising if North Carolina Democrats didn’t make significant gains in the next election for General Assembly — whenever...

June 24th, 2017 |  


Treasurer Dale Folwell’s quick response

Treasurer Dale Folwell’s quick response

“I have just spent a couple of hours trying to negotiate the State Health Plan eligibility exercise and am still steaming about the difficulty I...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Trying to reel in a record white bass

Trying to reel in a record white bass

As surely as the dogwood trees bloom annually in the spring, so also do the freshwater fish start to bed and migrate up the streams. Crappie and bream...

June 18th, 2017 |  


What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security

What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security

If using the internet feels like a challenge, let your grandchild be your guide. You will get your business done online, and they will be proud to hav...

June 18th, 2017 |  


China and North Carolina: Thucydides and Charlie Soong

China and North Carolina: Thucydides and Charlie Soong

During the past few days, the release of North Carolina native Graham Allison’s book, “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thuc...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Driving lessons:Special memoriesof time with dad

Driving lessons:Special memoriesof time with dad

By the time I was 10, I knew the year and model of every Ford, Chevy and Mopar on the road, and could not wait until the day I could drive. Seeing thi...

June 17th, 2017 |