OUR VIEW: Brexit prompts peeks at peaceful secession from U.S.

OUR VIEW: Brexit prompts peeks at peaceful secession from U.S.

Secession.Something with which the United States is all-too familiar.In the late 1700s, the 13 colonies in the New World broke away from the rule of B...

July 1st, 2016 updated: July 1st, 2016. |  


No-fly list fails as screening tool for gun buyers

No-fly list fails as screening tool for gun buyers

To the average air traveler, the proposal oozes egalitarian simplicity. For war-weary Americans still haunted by the grim shadow of 9/11, it sounds su...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

Do the rural counties in the new N.C. 9th Congressional District really have a voice — or will they be drowned out by the overwhelming populatio...

June 18th, 2016 updated: June 18th, 2016. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Wait before jumping to conclusions

TAR HEEL VIEW: Wait before jumping to conclusions

As the sun rose Sunday morning, most of us learned the news about the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.The death toll was staggerin...

June 17th, 2016 |  


New RCC campusa welcome additionto downtown R’ham

New RCC campusa welcome additionto downtown R’ham

The June 14 meeting of the Rockingham City Council had to be one of the most exciting city council meetings that I have ever been a part of.That night...

June 17th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Teenage taunts didn’t warrant criminal charge

TAR HEEL VIEW: Teenage taunts didn’t warrant criminal charge

Teenagers don’t need to be thrown in jail for teasing and taunting each other — whether the putdowns are traded in school lunchrooms and l...

June 15th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Legislators play hide and seek with body cam footage

OUR VIEW: Legislators play hide and seek with body cam footage

Call it the body camera bait and switch.North Carolina lawmakers touted the rollout of body-worn video cameras as a tool to ensure police are accounta...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Commissioners have bad timing on tax decrease

Commissioners have bad timing on tax decrease

Republicans aren’t generally known for passing up a chance to cut taxes. At least in their rhetoric, they support lower tax rates.But Tuesday, C...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Campaign, politicalviolence a form ofvoter intmidation

Campaign, politicalviolence a form ofvoter intmidation

Violence against one’s political opposition is nothing new, especially by terror groups across the globe. The U.S. has been fortunate that there...

June 8th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Raising smoking age to 21 expands the nanny state

OUR VIEW: Raising smoking age to 21 expands the nanny state

Academics and public health officials want to take cigarettes and smokeless tobacco out of young adults’ hands.Researchers from East Carolina Un...

June 3rd, 2016 updated: June 3rd, 2016. |