Addiction: The incomprehensible cost

Addiction: The incomprehensible cost

The cost of drug addiction comes to all of us as being incomprehensible. This cost eats at the very fabric of our nation and our society. The cost is ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Back-to-school time should be easier

Back-to-school time should be easier

Back to school is hectic, overrated and dull. It is at times like this that I feel our school system would be much better suited if we went to school ...

September 7th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Being scared by snakes is no laughing matter

LETTER: Being scared by snakes is no laughing matter

To the editor:I guess it was about two months ago, or there about, I had written a column about snakes. I, of course, had written about snakes in the ...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Governors matter to business leaders

Governors matter to business leaders

Democrats believe that their progressive policies would be best for North Carolina’s economy. Republicans believe their conservative ideas are t...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Will NC learn any lessons from Harvey?

The tragic flooding of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston has communities all over the United States studying their own flood plans, and that&...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Compulsory schools conflict with freedom

Compulsory schools conflict with freedom

If we care about freedom, we should reject compulsory schooling. A relic of 19th-century industrial America, compulsory schooling statutes reduced the...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Confederate flagcensorship teachesthe wrong lessons

Confederate flagcensorship teachesthe wrong lessons

A controversial symbol that can stand for Southern pride as well as racial prejudice has been banned from three North Carolina public school districts...

September 6th, 2017 |  


A Chapel Hill monument comes down

A Chapel Hill monument comes down

A monument to a treasured past came down in Chapel Hill last week.No, the Silent Sam statute of a Confederate soldier still stands.The lost monument c...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Rules limp off into the sunset

Rules limp off into the sunset

North Carolina is a national leader in conservative reform of state governance — a fact that, as you might expect, pleases conservatives and hor...

September 4th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Silencing Spencer with heckler’s veto sets bad precedent

By denying them a place to speak, some American colleges are playing right into white nationalists’ hands.The University of North Carolina at Ch...

September 4th, 2017 |