Boost facility funding from lottery

Boost facility funding from lottery

State Sen. Rick Horner can quip with the best of them. During a recent debate about school construction needs in North Carolina, the Wilson County law...

October 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NCAA follows own rules, accepts UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

TAR HEEL VIEW: NCAA follows own rules, accepts UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


America’s ‘slack’ gun laws

America’s ‘slack’ gun laws

America’s slack gun laws are a plague on the citizens of America. That sentence is what you could expect to hear out of the liberal Left, who ha...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Lawmakers want increased competition in elections, except their own

Lawmakers want increased competition in elections, except their own

Hypocrisy in politics is hardly a new phenomenon, but rarely is it as boldly on display as it was last week from Republican legislative leaders during...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Did it really work for you?

Did it really work for you?

“Send those kids to school so they can become good citizens and responsible grownups who are prepared for the real world.”I hear adults sp...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Trying to catch the big fish

Trying to catch the big fish

Most cities of any size are salivating at the opportunity to land the big Amazon fish, including several in North Carolina angling to win the trophy. ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Think before you talk — or tweet

LETTER: Think before you talk — or tweet

To the editor:“Keep it under your Stetson.” Once the tagline of a World War II poster, it represents advice about keeping secrets and conf...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Will tax reform increase or limit liberty?

Will tax reform increase or limit liberty?

President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of prov...

October 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans abandon conservative principles in public notices vote

TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans abandon conservative principles in public notices vote

Businesses whose survival depends on adapting to market conditions are more innovative, more nimble — and thus more effective — than gover...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Wiley Cash’s North Carolina history lesson

Wiley Cash’s North Carolina history lesson

Can we trust the people who taught us our state’s history when we were growing up?Or do we have to turn to fiction writers to open the doors to ...

October 9th, 2017 |