Is an arrest really bad news?

Some days it just seems like bad news is rampant. We hear it frequently and, in many instances, we cannot disagree.A quick first glance at the most re...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Edwards the right choice for police chief

Friday’s announcement that Donald Edwards will take the helm as Clinton’s Police chief was welcome news, and a decision we applaud city of...

July 25th, 2017 |  


What one generation allows

What one generation allows

There was a state of emergency in Nevada. Technically, it was called a “Statement of Emergency.” The governor of Nevada endorsed the emerg...

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


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 |