The pollution of US politics

The pollution of US politics

In all of my many years of life, I have never seen this country turned upside down as it is today. It’s all because of one thing: The profession...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 18th, 2017. |  


Cole Auditorium reopening for show season

Cole Auditorium reopening for show season

HAMLET — The show must go on. And it will, according to Cole Auditorium Director Joey Bennett, who has been eager for renovations to the auditor...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Four dates Carolinians should know

Four dates Carolinians should know

Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key mom...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Exploiting to raise debt ceiling

Exploiting to raise debt ceiling

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously counseled politicians to never let a crisis go to waste. Sadly, this week President Trump and ...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Back to college: Dream come true or nightmare

Back to college: Dream come true or nightmare

At your age, could you go back to college and get some of the experiences that you missed?It would be a dream come true for some of us. Or a nightmare...

September 11th, 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 11th, 2017 |  


Addiction: The incomprehensible cost

Addiction: The incomprehensible cost

The cost of drug addiction comes to all of us as being incomprehensible. This cost eats at the very fabric of our nation and our society. The cost is ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Back-to-school time should be easier

Back-to-school time should be easier

Back to school is hectic, overrated and dull. It is at times like this that I feel our school system would be much better suited if we went to school ...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Governors matter to business leaders

Governors matter to business leaders

Democrats believe that their progressive policies would be best for North Carolina’s economy. Republicans believe their conservative ideas are t...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Compulsory schools conflict with freedom

Compulsory schools conflict with freedom

If we care about freedom, we should reject compulsory schooling. A relic of 19th-century industrial America, compulsory schooling statutes reduced the...

September 6th, 2017 |