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. |  


OUR VIEW: Let the voters make decision on N.C. infrastructure bonds

Our bridges are creaking, our highways are pitted and pocked and our schools need new classrooms.Infrastrucutre upgrades are sorely needed in North Ca...

August 15th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Judge’s leniency for rape convict betrays victims

OUR VIEW: Judge’s leniency for rape convict betrays victims

A man who confessed to raping an 8-year-old girl found an unlikely advocate in the Moore County judge who accepted his guilty plea.Zachary David Thoms...

August 8th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Things that should remain public, private

While House Bill 774, which was sent to Gov. McCrory for action this week, and HB 792, which is scheduled for a third reading vote in the Senate today...

August 4th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Defy, don’t just deny, county’s ‘worst’ labels

OUR VIEW: Defy, don’t just deny, county’s ‘worst’ labels

When confronted with criticism, it’s only human nature to deny, dismiss and deflect.Many of us were quick to jeer a Durham-based website’s...

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Background check failure had deadly outcome

Perhaps nothing in life is more frustrating than those occasions when checks put into place to avoid tragedies happen anyway.That lesson came home aga...

July 15th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Flag debate shows support for free speech

OUR VIEW: Flag debate shows support for free speech

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July 11th, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: With nod to the ‘Meck Dec,’ N.C. is first in freedom

OUR VIEW: With nod to the ‘Meck Dec,’ N.C. is first in freedom

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July 3rd, 2015 |