OUR VIEW: Give public a say on animal control issues

OUR VIEW: Give public a say on animal control issues

Hamlet had the chance to give its residents a voice on animal control issues this week. Instead, the city council doubled down on exclusion.Council me...

October 17th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Hemp holds promise for N.C. farmers

OUR VIEW: Hemp holds promise for N.C. farmers

North Carolina lawmakers cooked up an appetizing bit of sausage in the closing days of their marathon regular session last month, though the process u...

October 9th, 2015 updated: October 9th, 2015. |  


OUR VIEW: N.C. legislators try to weaken press freedoms

One little-known part of the newspaper publishing business is that the folks who deliver our product every morning aren’t employees. They’...

September 25th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Coach shouldn’t be guilty until proven innocent

OUR VIEW: Coach shouldn’t be guilty until proven innocent

Mike Castellano will have his day in court next month on a charge of misdemeanor driving while impaired.In the meantime, he’s being tried —...

September 16th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Contempt for police officers is indefensible

Another police officer is gunned down, the eighth victim of cold brutality in the past month.We should feel numb. We should feel angry.Many do, and th...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Move primary to March; give N.C. voters a voice

Sometimes change simply can’t be avoided. Sometimes change is made simply for the sake of change. Most often, change can be a pain.But there are...

September 7th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: North Carolina’s double standard on gaming ‘vice’

You might recall back in the spring of last year that many convenience stores across eastern North Carolina received unexpected visits from state auth...

August 29th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Punishment doesn’t always fit the crime

OUR VIEW: Punishment doesn’t always fit the crime

Before Antonio Espinoza appears in court on Sept. 17, we have one question we’d like prosecutors to answer.Who is the victim in the crime heR...

August 25th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Your feedback can help shape our coverage

They grab headlines, generate gabfests and gobble up airtime, but presidential polls — at least those taken this early in the election cycle ...

August 22nd, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Community, cops united against meth

OUR VIEW: Community, cops united against meth

Being in the top 5 percent of something is generally considered an honor — except when it comes to crime.The crime rates of both Rockingham and ...

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |