Ellerbe’s ever-changing names

Ellerbe’s ever-changing names

Stories and history play a big part of who we are today. Both are intermingled to make up the very fabric of our society. Some stories that are told a...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Legislative session nears merciful end

Legislative session nears merciful end

Are the legislators really going home soon?Finally!Over the weekend at the UNC-Chapel Hill vs. N.C. A&T football game, House Speaker Tim Moore was...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Iran deal puts Israel, U.S. at risk

Iran deal puts Israel, U.S. at risk

Sept. 11 marks a solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that pure evil exists. As I drove to the Capitol last Friday morning, I was struck by...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Common contracts, agreements for farmers

Common contracts, agreements for farmers

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed how North Carolina farmers can preserve their farmland for future use and for their families. This week, l...

September 12th, 2015 |  


A more civil discourse in your paper

A more civil discourse in your paper

If there’s a pendulum between the polite palaver of an 18th-century London debate society and the shrill bluster of a cable news shoutfest, the ...

September 12th, 2015 |  


School year brings regrets, resolve

School year brings regrets, resolve

In life, nothing absolutely phenomenal ever happens. And if by some miracle an opportunity for something extraordinary arises, another equal or greate...

September 12th, 2015 |  


Illegal immigration’s hidden costs

Illegal immigration’s hidden costs

“If” is such a small word for such immense consequences.If America goes the way of Detroit — and Detroit, at one time, was the riche...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Modern monikers: What’s in a name?

Modern monikers: What’s in a name?

We all have a name.Our parents thought long and hard and bestowed upon us a name that would remain with us throughout our entire lives. Sometimes, we ...

September 11th, 2015 updated: September 11th, 2015. |  


Taxpayer act has deep N.C. roots

Taxpayer act has deep N.C. roots

RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s legislative session (presumably) winds down over the next couple of weeks, it seems increasingly unlikely th...

September 10th, 2015 updated: September 10th, 2015. |  


Erosion of trust in Raleigh

Erosion of trust in Raleigh

One of the most troubling aspects of the budget the Senate passed earlier this summer was the decision to stuff the 500-plus-page appropriations bill ...

September 9th, 2015 |