State budget deals were cut in backrooms

State budget deals were cut in backrooms

One of the most telling things about the woeful budget agreement crafted in secret and unveiled this week by legislative leaders is how they defend it...

September 17th, 2015 |  


LETTER: Arrest, rush to judgment a teaching moment

To the editor:Regarding Coach Castellano, let me say that he who is without sin may cast the first stone!Yes, I know that he is an example to our chil...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 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 |  


Learning center a milestone at Camp Millstone

Learning center a milestone at Camp Millstone

Camp Millstone is a considered a treasure by many people around the state who have spent youthful summers there as a camper or counselor. The 4-H camp...

September 15th, 2015 |  


LETTER: Politics killed bipartisan border security bill

To the editor:As Robert Lee bemoans the hidden costs of illegal immigration, he should recall that in June 2013, the U.S. Senate passed a strong immig...

September 15th, 2015 |  


N.C.’s budget process is broken

N.C.’s budget process is broken

If there is anything that we can learn from the protracted budget fight between the supermajority Republicans governing both chambers of the General A...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Ellerbe’s ever-changing names

Ellerbe’s ever-changing names

Stories and history play a big part of who we are today. Both are intermingled to make up the very fabric of our society. Some stories that are told a...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Legislative session nears merciful end

Legislative session nears merciful end

Are the legislators really going home soon?Finally!Over the weekend at the UNC-Chapel Hill vs. N.C. A&T football game, House Speaker Tim Moore was...

September 14th, 2015 |  


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 |