OUR VIEW: Legislators should abandon plans to outlaw Asian herb

OUR VIEW: Legislators should abandon plans to outlaw Asian herb

Regulate.According to some constitutional scholars, when the word was used in founding documents, it meant to keep regular — or well-functioning...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 21st, 2016. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Level political playing field for independents

TAR HEEL VIEW: Level political playing field for independents

A likely November showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is thrusting third parties into the national spotlight.Bernie Sanders’ most ...

May 18th, 2016 |  


HB2 could lead to big price at polls for GOP

North Carolina’s Republican leadership is in a blinking contest with the U.S. Justice Department and there is plenty at stake, as much as $3 bil...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Innocence ruleshould be anobrainer, right?

Some attorneys in North Carolina oppose a rule that would require prosecutors to turn over evidence that a person convicted of a crime is innocent.We ...

May 6th, 2016 |  


N.C. State censors silence students for sharing faith

In requiring permits for members of a Christian student group to share their faith in campus common areas, North Carolina State University has earned ...

May 5th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Everyone’s wrong on House Bill 2 — and here’s why

OUR VIEW: Everyone’s wrong on House Bill 2 — and here’s why

North Carolina has found itself in the national spotlight over a law that has been a complete domino effect, full of hypocrisy from all sides, from th...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Complex issues of gender identity deserve discussion

Complex issues of gender identity deserve discussion

Tuesday’s ruling by a federal appeals court, unless it’s overturned, will invalidate part of House Bill 2. The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of A...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Common-sense compromise still possible on HB2

Common-sense compromise still possible on HB2

How we got to this point will be a sad and confusing chapter in North Carolina’s political and social history. First, let’s say that Gov. ...

April 20th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Residents come together to revive Richmond County

OUR VIEW: Residents come together to revive Richmond County

A quiet revolution is taking place in Richmond County.Its leaders are business owners and community stakeholders, and its weapons are adhesive notes a...

April 16th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Rockingham Speedway owners must break their silence on track’s future

OUR VIEW: Rockingham Speedway owners must break their silence on track’s future

For more than a year, the owners of Rockingham Speedway have done their wheeling and dealing with a former lender and prospective buyers in private. W...

April 9th, 2016 |