A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

How about a new holiday that would support North Carolina’s “First in Freedom” slogan and, at the same time, call attention to our p...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Let’s foster more new businesses

Let’s foster more new businesses

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least one proposition that attracts n...

February 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Partisan politics digging a hole with HB2 repeal

In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” a prison guard orders the title character to dig him a ditch, which Luke does, only to be chastised, by a s...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Country music and dynamite

Country music and dynamite

No, I did not say that country music is dynamite, but to some it is and has been associated at different times with different people — the dynam...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


LETTER: Parking enforcement, or lack thereof

LETTER: Parking enforcement, or lack thereof

To the editor:It’s been approximately two months since I wrote a letter about handicapped parking and obeying “No Parking” or fire z...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Berger rejects efforts to repeal HB2

Berger rejects efforts to repeal HB2

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other Republican leaders have spent the last few days desperately distorting the facts and rewriting history ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet

TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet

We appreciate the discernment of the three N.C. Superior Court judges who last week issued a temporary restraining order to allow Gov. Roy Cooper to a...

February 16th, 2017 |  


StingRay is why the 4th Amendment was written

StingRay is why the 4th Amendment was written

Imagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like mos...

February 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gambling or not, video sweepstakes is not going away

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gambling or not, video sweepstakes is not going away

Even gambling’s fiercest opponents have to grudgingly tip their cap to the innovators who power North Carolina’s video sweepstakes industr...

February 15th, 2017 |  


DeVos attackers surrender high ground

DeVos attackers surrender high ground

The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political discours...

February 15th, 2017 |