Voter ID will likely return

Voter ID will likely return

Although recent court decisions might lead you to think otherwise, North Carolina voters are probably going to have to present photo identification to...

June 15th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Kissel appointment signals reform for American colleges

EDITORIAL: Kissel appointment signals reform for American colleges

Two of the biggest bugaboos plaguing American colleges — censorship and the dearth of due process in student disciplinary hearings — will ...

June 13th, 2017 |  


State should get out of the booze business

State should get out of the booze business

I am a teetotaler who believes that my fellow North Carolinians should be free to buy and consume the alcoholic beverages of their choice from the ven...

June 10th, 2017 |  


Three storiesabout thejoy of giving

Three storiesabout thejoy of giving

Eli had just turned two. At his dad’s birthday party, folks brought gifts: crew socks, a pair of pajamas, a set of wrenches. As the shiny wrench...

June 9th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Broken state prisons demand stout response

TAR HEEL VIEW: Broken state prisons demand stout response

When North Carolina prison officers weren’t gratuitously beating inmates or putting hot sauce on their testicles, they were selling them drugs, ...

June 9th, 2017 |  


State House budget misses opportunities

State House budget misses opportunities

The $22.9 billion state budget proposed by the House for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year — and the $23.8 billion budget for the following year ...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Your Social Security tax supports millions

Your Social Security tax supports millions

You are making America stronger through Social Security. Chances are, people you know and love benefit in some way from this social safety net. Retire...

June 5th, 2017 |  


North Carolina writers vie for Southern Book Prizes

North Carolina writers vie for Southern Book Prizes

On July 4, Southern Independent Booksellers Association will announce the winners of its Southern Book Prizes.North Carolina-connected nominees includ...

June 4th, 2017 |  


Tax cuts are not self-financing

Tax cuts are not self-financing

North Carolina Republicans has gotten right what Republicans elsewhere have gotten very wrong: how to construct sensible tax cuts and honest, conserva...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Lost and found:Robert Driggersfinds his joy

Lost and found:Robert Driggersfinds his joy

Author’s note: The memories of Joyce Driggers Hardaway, Tim and Sylvia Knotts, and Elaine Gardner were among those used in writing this story.An...

June 2nd, 2017 |