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Dante Pittman: Built to lead

Don't slash spending on US foreign policy

Elm City makes Segway ride smoother

Lake Wilson kayakers need more mats

Thank you for letting me serve as your representative

Good Samaritans join search for missing key

Trump-bashing won't stop president's positivity

Retire the Redskins' name

A not-so-happy Fourth of July

Strategic erasure threatens Western traditions

Saluting a fallen veteran and celebrating Independence Day

Declare independence from irrational virus fears

Hitler blended socialism with fascism

Wilson a leader in community policing

Give this patriotic song a listen

Fascism: A corrupt alliance between government, big business

A hot car can kill your dog in minutes

Cooper leads with a statesman's steady hand

Wilson excels on stormwater control

Social issues don’t overshadow pocketbook politics

Protecting public health isn't 'dirty work'

Confederate troops resisted an illegal invasion

Name the real domestic terrorists

Wide overlap between fascism, socialism

Hitler was a fascist, not a socialist

Trump supporters: Follow your leader

Caring for our brothers, sisters in God

The dirty work of cultural cleansing

Was Cooper complicit in monument vandalism?

Context missing from coronavirus coverage

Leftists and their institutional racism

Coronavirus comparisons miss the mark

Some of history's worst quotes, predictions

'Members only' mentality excludes too many

Give Pence a chance as GOP standard-bearer

Be willing to learn, grow and work toward change

Radical leftists cause chaos, 'secede' from Seattle

Too many Americans punished for their speech

Separate facts from feelings on policing

Stand up, speak up for our police

Cooper's coronavirus precautions are necessary

COLUMNS
Dawn Blagrove
OPINION

The night I was almost killed

I was 16 years old, living in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I was in the car with my mother on a dark road, on our way to pick up my father from his second-shift job. Two police officers pulled us over for a …
Gary Pearce
OPINION

Yes, 2020 could get worse

This year is just half over, and it could get twice as bad. The COVID-19 pandemic could keep getting worse. The economic collapse and high unemployment could last for months and years. The …
John Hood
OPINION

Just causes need prudent leaders

RALEIGH — History is full of cases in which people subverted their own just causes by acting impulsively rather than carefully considering the costs and benefits. As the ancient poet Horace put …
D.G. Martin
COMMENTARY

The 1943 train wreck that still haunts

Some North Carolina old-timers still talk about the disastrous 1943 train wreck south of Fayetteville. It killed 74 people, including the father of one of the central characters of beloved author …
Oliver Hedgepeth

Mom's pecan pie still lives today

I almost blew it until a Sunday paper alerted me to National Pecan Pie Day.  So, it was time to make a pecan pie — not for me, but for Ashley Benton, my oldest granddaughter. …

Circuit court cheers student speech rights

Schoolwork may become homework if the coronavirus closes classrooms, but school rules are less likely to hitch a ride home with socially distanced teenagers this fall. A rural Pennsylvania high …
Melinda Sampson
OPINION

Under asylum rule, human trafficking survivors would suffer

Protections for human trafficking survivors are being steadily eroded.  From cuts in funding to clandestine attacks on immigration rights for survivors, the current administration has …
Jessica Bailey
WCC CORNER

Construction technology program starts next month at Wilson Community College

Did you know that Wilson Community College has a brand-new program starting this fall? The new two-year degree program, building construction technology, prepares students to apply technical …
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