OUR VIEW: Consumer demand drives Thanksgiving bargain blitzes

OUR VIEW: Consumer demand drives Thanksgiving bargain blitzes

As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized.R...

November 25th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: By turning refugees away, are we choosing to become ISIS’ victims?

OUR VIEW: By turning refugees away, are we choosing to become ISIS’ victims?

Victims. It’s a difficult word. It’s also a polarizing word at times.Some macho people deride anyone who becomes a victim: “It was t...

November 20th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Equal access for service dogs is good for business — with or without the ADA

OUR VIEW: Equal access for service dogs is good for business — with or without the ADA

When a Rockingham restaurant sought to balance the needs of a diner with a service dog and the comfort of its other patrons, it faced a firestorm of b...

November 17th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Free speech under fire on college campuses

OUR VIEW: Free speech under fire on college campuses

A half-century ago, college students rallied against administrators who told them what they couldn’t say. In 2015, that politically correct pate...

November 14th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Teen court helps plug school-to-prison pipeline

OUR VIEW: Teen court helps plug school-to-prison pipeline

A scuffle in the hallway or graffiti on a row of lockers used to send scofflaws to the principal’s office for a stern talking-to. Today, those s...

November 7th, 2015 updated: November 7th, 2015. |  


OUR VIEW: McCrory, GOP declare war on Raleigh and Charlotte newspapers

OUR VIEW: McCrory, GOP declare war on Raleigh and Charlotte newspapers

Gov. Pat McCrory is not one to heed U.S. Rep. Charles Brownson’s advice.Brownson, an Indiana Republican, is the first person credited with the c...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Daylight saving time a pointless tradition

Daylight saving time a pointless tradition

In the words of no one — ever: It sure is nice that it’s dark by 5 p.m.Welcome to daylight saving time, that annual event that had much of...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Posting city, school budgets online puts power in people’s hands

OUR VIEW: Posting city, school budgets online puts power in people’s hands

While some state lawmakers have worked to make government more secretive, budget writers took a stand for openness and accountability before the Gener...

October 31st, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Your vote matters, even in contests with 1 candidate

OUR VIEW: Your vote matters, even in contests with 1 candidate

What if they held an election and nobody came?Turnout was dismal on Thursday, the first day of early voting in Richmond County’s municipal conte...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Board bungles UNC president selection

Political intrigue. Closed-door gatherings. A hastily called emergency meeting. Demands for a resignation. Indignation by lawmakers.Are we talking abo...

October 21st, 2015 |