OUR VIEW: Officials deny residents a voice on alcohol sales

OUR VIEW: Officials deny residents a voice on alcohol sales

Voters won’t be able to decide whether to allow alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of Anson County this year.The Board of Commissioners took ...

January 27th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Protect student privacy from school snoopers

OUR VIEW: Protect student privacy from school snoopers

A state legislator has joined free-speech advocates in an effort to protect students’ private online messages from prying eyes.Rep. Duane Hall, ...

January 23rd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Lottery fever shows N.C.’s hypocrisy on video sweepstakes

OUR VIEW: Lottery fever shows N.C.’s hypocrisy on video sweepstakes

Powerball fever gripped the nation this week as millions purchased tickets for the chance to win Wednesday’s $1.6 billion jackpot. Here in Richm...

January 16th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Ag-gag law punishes whistleblowers, not lawbreakers

OUR VIEW: Ag-gag law punishes whistleblowers, not lawbreakers

Who cost Richmond County farmer Tommy Deese his contract to raise chickens for Perdue Farms?If you said Mercy for Animals, the group that mounted an u...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Scalia’s disappointing dissent on church, state separation

Scalia’s disappointing dissent on church, state separation

After 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia still does not understand the value of the Constitution’s separation of church ...

January 4th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-y...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Cruelty arrest shows need for ag-gag law’s repeal

OUR VIEW: Cruelty arrest shows need for ag-gag law’s repeal

The whistleblower whose hidden-camera video appears to show a Richmond County farmworker stomping chickens and flinging one against a wall could face ...

December 12th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Profanity law’s repeal a good start for reform

OUR VIEW: Profanity law’s repeal a good start for reform

Those coarse words that escape many a driver’s lips in a traffic jam can no longer land you behind bars in North Carolina.The Regulatory Reform ...

December 4th, 2015 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Red meat takes center stage in McCrory-Cooper race for governor

We see a pattern.Gov. Pat McCrory takes a position on a hot-button issue. Republicans challenge his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: McCrory sides with busybodies on transgender bathroom ban

OUR VIEW: McCrory sides with busybodies on transgender bathroom ban

What’s so conservative about big-government bathroom bans?We sure wish Gov. Pat McCrory would explain it to us. Only a nanny state bent on meddl...

November 27th, 2015 |