TAR HEEL VIEW: Play possum to repeal, replace HB2

TAR HEEL VIEW: Play possum to repeal, replace HB2

What does a quirky yet beloved New Year’s tradition have to do with North Carolina’s much-maligned bathroom bill?Clever tactics allowed st...

December 9th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, Cooper should release emails

TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, Cooper should release emails

What is it with politicians and emails?Gov. Pat McCrory and soon-to-be Gov. Roy Cooper have together sent or received numerous email messages from pri...

December 8th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Redistricting reform is needed in NC

OUR VIEW: Redistricting reform is needed in NC

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was commenting Monday on the court’s consideration of North Carolina’s congressional redistricting ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Another election? Here’s whom to blame

Another election. Yay.We’re having a hard time imagining many people who are joyful about the prospect of a surprise special legislative electio...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: ECU students offer lesson in human kindness

TAR HEEL VIEW: ECU students offer lesson in human kindness

Some people seem to naturally understand the humanitarian concepts of giving and caring for the family of man. Others might never have learned these v...

December 1st, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory will be remembered for this lack of grace

Pat McCrory, it appears, is going through the five stages of grief. First came denial, then anger. Right now he’s in the bargaining stage. That,...

November 30th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Allison the right choice for treasury head

A former Wilson community leader is reportedly in the mix for a high-profile position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.Retired B...

November 28th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Trump’s victory no evidence of growing racisim

TAR HEEL VIEW: Trump’s victory no evidence of growing racisim

The wound was gaping and fresh, so as a courtesy we will not identify by name the MSNBC commentator who concluded that Donald Trump’s 6-hour-old...

November 25th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: If you can’t win court — stack it

In 1937 — flush after his landslide re-election campaign and frustrated by a conservative Supreme Court — President Roosevelt came up with...

November 21st, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Arsonists must pay a price for mountain fires

TAR HEEL VIEW: Arsonists must pay a price for mountain fires

What a terrible act. Authorities suspect arson in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, where more than 20 wildfires have burned more than...

November 18th, 2016 |