TAR HEEL VIEW: Independent panel needed to draw new district maps

TAR HEEL VIEW: Independent panel needed to draw new district maps

The General Assembly, which is controlled by Republicans, has a little less than two weeks to redraw maps that are used to elect U.S. House of Represe...

January 11th, 2018 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: State needs law to restore student press freedom

TAR HEEL VIEW: State needs law to restore student press freedom

Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein learned journalism fundamentals at his high school newspaper. But today’s teenage scribes are more likely ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Civil War center will help our state understand its history

TAR HEEL VIEW: Civil War center will help our state understand its history

Shakespeare first posed the question more than 400 years ago, and everyone from philosophers to spin doctors has been repeating it ever since: What...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Clarifying the NC public records law benefits seekers and keepers

Clarifying the NC public records law benefits seekers and keepers

Babe Ruth was hanging up his cleats, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president and gas was 10 cents a gallon when the North Carolina Public Records Act ...

January 5th, 2018 |  


OUR VIEW: Richmond County commissioners should change the public comment policy, be more open

OUR VIEW: Richmond County commissioners should change the public comment policy, be more open

If a resident wants to throw in his two cents about an agenda item at Tuesday night’s Richmond County Board of Commissioners meeting, he’s...

December 29th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Belk’s swift reversal shows consumers still wield immense power

TAR HEEL VIEW: Belk’s swift reversal shows consumers still wield immense power

The clang of the Salvation Army’s bells and the clink of coins in red kettles have returned to Belk stores after loyal shoppers expressed suppor...

December 5th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Don’t let Duke pass coal ash cleanup cost to customers

Families forced to choose between paying the power bill, buying medicine and stocking the fridge should pay for Duke Energy’s sloppy storage of ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


When fundraising looks an awful lot like plain old fraud

When fundraising looks an awful lot like plain old fraud

Nearly 60 cents of every dollar collected in third-party fundraising campaigns went to charitable causes over the past fiscal year, with the remaining...

November 27th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Congress must restore teacher tax deduction

OUR VIEW: Congress must restore teacher tax deduction

Pop quiz: When teachers dig into threadbare pockets and purses to buy essential supplies for cash-starved classrooms, should the federal government de...

November 14th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: General Assembly can require schools to teach freedom, not censorship

OUR VIEW: General Assembly can require schools to teach freedom, not censorship

Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for coverin...

October 18th, 2017 |