OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

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 22nd, 2016 |  


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 10th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: McCrory’s state spending plan too stingy

As legislators return to town, hopes aren’t high for Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. It’...

May 5th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: ‘Corporate bullying’ or voting with their wallets?

OUR VIEW: ‘Corporate bullying’ or voting with their wallets?

Defenders of North Carolina’s much-maligned House Bill 2 have latched onto a dubious buzzword — “corporate bullying” — i...

April 11th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or writing any...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm economy

OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm economy

Could the Carolina Comeback fall victim to the Carolina Throwback?The former catchphrase refers to the Tar Heel State’s economic recovery, for w...

March 26th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and accountable government on the...

March 14th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom use

OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom use

The N.C. General Assembly wants to flush more of your money down the toilet to spell out where you can and can’t use the bathroom.House Speaker ...

March 5th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Commissioners deny residents a chance to choose on alcohol sales

OUR VIEW: Commissioners deny residents a chance to choose on alcohol sales

Voters won’t be able to decide whether to allow alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of Anson County this year.The Board of Commissioners took ...

January 28th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Online budgets place power in people’s hands

While some state lawmakers have worked to make government more secretive, budget writers took a stand for openness and accountability before the Gener...

October 31st, 2015 |