LETTER: Cruel online comments should stop

To the editor:Your column on Saturday introducing the new letters policy was a great start to more civil debate within the paper. It just needs to go ...

September 14th, 2015 |  


LETTER: All lives matter, regardless of color

To the editor:I just want to say I am proud of our people in Charlotte for the way they rallied. They were decent about it. They were not stupid and c...

September 14th, 2015 |  


LETTER: ‘Obamaphones,’ Reagan and public aid

To the editor:Every time I get my Social Security check and statements that show my three hospital stays since March are not fully paid for, I should ...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Iran deal puts Israel, U.S. at risk

Iran deal puts Israel, U.S. at risk

Sept. 11 marks a solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that pure evil exists. As I drove to the Capitol last Friday morning, I was struck by...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Common contracts, agreements for farmers

Common contracts, agreements for farmers

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed how North Carolina farmers can preserve their farmland for future use and for their families. This week, l...

September 12th, 2015 |  


A more civil discourse in your paper

A more civil discourse in your paper

If there’s a pendulum between the polite palaver of an 18th-century London debate society and the shrill bluster of a cable news shoutfest, the ...

September 12th, 2015 |  


School year brings regrets, resolve

School year brings regrets, resolve

In life, nothing absolutely phenomenal ever happens. And if by some miracle an opportunity for something extraordinary arises, another equal or greate...

September 12th, 2015 |  


Illegal immigration’s hidden costs

Illegal immigration’s hidden costs

“If” is such a small word for such immense consequences.If America goes the way of Detroit — and Detroit, at one time, was the riche...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Modern monikers: What’s in a name?

Modern monikers: What’s in a name?

We all have a name.Our parents thought long and hard and bestowed upon us a name that would remain with us throughout our entire lives. Sometimes, we ...

September 11th, 2015 updated: September 11th, 2015. |  


LETTER: Racism shows through in criticism of Obama

To the editor:This letter is in response to a letter written by Fred Caudle titled “Obama’s disdain for law enforcement officers.” T...

September 10th, 2015 |