Arrests made, drugs off the street – it’s really all we need to know

Sometimes you want more information, but other times information painted in broad strokes is enough to clearly define a situation.Such is the case wit...

July 23rd, 2017 updated: July 23rd, 2017. |  


Four short stories of American endurance

America is built upon a cultural foundation of ambition and excellence. Four short stories involving physical challenges of endurance — a hazard...

July 21st, 2017 |  


The opportunity bridge

The opportunity bridge

America has traditionally been a place where a person could rise from meager beginnings to a comfortable living, what we call middle class. That’...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Politics and religion always mix

Politics and religion always mix

William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Why is health care so expensive?

Why is health care so expensive?

Analysis by the World Health Organization indicates that 36 countries have better health care than the United States. Yet, America’s health care...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Cooper right to stand with citizens

Gov. Roy Cooper stood on the side of citizens Monday afternoon when he vetoed House Bill 205, a bill whose underlying intent was to cripple local news...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Stop saying ‘boys will be boys’

Stop saying ‘boys will be boys’

Over the summer when parents are more likely to let their kids play outside longer and take them to the park to enjoy the day, a lot more bumps and br...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Close partisan divide will persist

Close partisan divide will persist

Whether you are a North Carolina Democrat who dreams of recapturing your party’s longtime control of the state legislature or a North Carolina R...

July 17th, 2017 updated: July 18th, 2017. |  


The shrinking middle class

The shrinking middle class

It was an economic news story that may be about more than the economy. A recent Associated Press article by Emery Dalsio on WRAL.com documented the lo...

July 16th, 2017 |  


Improving student motivation and engagement

Improving student motivation and engagement

Along with the recent local educational buzz on finding ways to recognize students at graduation ceremonies and the press conference to laud improveme...

July 15th, 2017 |