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Some college basketball players are calling out the NCAA for an ad that paints a misleading portrayal of a day in the life of a “student-athlete.” Good for them. The 30-second ad has been in … more
With the state legislature in session, one topic being approached from several directions deserves all the support that can be mustered: Education. And by “support,” we do mean … more
The national debate over Donald Trump’s presidency is slowly shifting from legal questions to political considerations following special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year probe into … more
There’s a scourge threatening the neighborhoods of North Carolina. Thankfully, it’s no match for the long arm of the legislature. Earlier this month, a Republican lawmaker did what lawmakers … more
The first quarter of 2019 hasn’t closed and three of North Carolina’s top public higher education leaders are out of their jobs. The departures are no sign of their shortcomings. Rather, it is … more
As Tar Heels bask under bright skies this week, North Carolina could use more sunshine in the dark corridors of state and local government. “Sunshine” is shorthand for good-government … more
Legislators seeking to display their commitment to public education should look to Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for a good starting point. Talk all they want about how much education … more
There is no other way to put this: Arming teachers in North Carolina classrooms is as boneheaded an idea this year as it was last year. And the year before. Small wonder a number of public school … more
It was one of the deadliest years in the history of North Carolina’s prison system. Five prison employees were killed in two incidents at state prisons in 2017. Given the way our prisons were … more
Body-worn cameras were supposed to serve as a silent witness in confrontations between police and civilians and usher in a new era of public confidence in law enforcement through transparency. As … more
Placing police officers in more of North Carolina’s public schools could be a positive step toward increasing school safety — if it’s done the right way. The school safety committee formed … more
City of Wilson and Wilson County residents agree — it’s time to take out the trash. Roadside litter generated two letters to the editor last week, and each letter prompted dozens of comments … more
Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? In a bombshell pledge during a two-hour speech … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners’ Animal Enforcement Committee, which agreed this week to fast-track the construction of a new animal shelter that would triple the current … more
Gov. Roy Cooper told the members of the General Assembly — and residents across the state who watched on TV Monday evening — that “the state of our state is determined.” Good line. We hope … more
A recently revealed report confirms the worst: that former U.S. Rep. Mel Watt “misused his position as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency by attempting to ‘coerce or induce’ a … more
Measles outbreaks continue to lacerate communities from coast to coast, and there’s absolutely no reason for it. The latest involve dozens of new cases in New York and in Clark County, Washington, … more
Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … more
There are a host of reasons why North Carolina has two distinct economies, one rich and the other in varying stages of poverty. It’s largely an urban-rural divide, with most of our big cities … more
Turning its name into a cruel joke, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to pull back important regulations on lenders who prey on people who struggle to make it from one … more
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