Complex issues of gender identity deserve discussion

Complex issues of gender identity deserve discussion

Tuesday’s ruling by a federal appeals court, unless it’s overturned, will invalidate part of House Bill 2. The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of A...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Common-sense compromise still possible on HB2

Common-sense compromise still possible on HB2

How we got to this point will be a sad and confusing chapter in North Carolina’s political and social history. First, let’s say that Gov. ...

April 20th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Residents come together to revive Richmond County

OUR VIEW: Residents come together to revive Richmond County

A quiet revolution is taking place in Richmond County.Its leaders are business owners and community stakeholders, and its weapons are adhesive notes a...

April 16th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Rockingham Speedway owners must break their silence on track’s future

OUR VIEW: Rockingham Speedway owners must break their silence on track’s future

For more than a year, the owners of Rockingham Speedway have done their wheeling and dealing with a former lender and prospective buyers in private. W...

April 9th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Companies aren’t ‘bullying’ by voting with their wallets against HB2

OUR VIEW: Companies aren’t ‘bullying’ by voting with their wallets against HB2

Defenders of North Carolina’s much-maligned House Bill 2 have latched onto a dubious buzzword — “corporate bullying” — i...

April 7th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or writing any...

April 2nd, 2016 updated: April 2nd, 2016. |  


Make police bodycam videos public

We’ve heard this song so many times before that we’ve memorized the lyrics. It always goes like this: “We’d like to tell you w...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Emory University flunks Trump backers’ free-speech test

Remember when college classes were about having open discussions about a wide range of topics?There was a civil discourse as students and professors w...

March 29th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy

OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy

Could the Carolina Comeback fall victim to the Carolina Throwback?The former catchphrase refers to the Tar Heel State’s economic recovery, for w...

March 25th, 2016 |  


GOP chairman’s censure shows establishment’s struggle for control

GOP chairman’s censure shows establishment’s struggle for control

The Republicans control the Executive Mansion and the state House as well as the Senate. It had been more than a century since the GOP had this much p...

March 22nd, 2016 |