April 24, 2017

Well, it worked.

The so-called repeal of HB2 brought the NCAA back to North Carolina. And that’s what it was all about for Gov. Roy Cooper, legislators, the NCAA and the business community.

The NCAA’s announcement Tuesday that it would bring 36 championship events to North Carolina…

NCAA South Carolina Duke Basketball-1

April 23, 2017

Thousands of Hispanic immigrants in the Greenville area live in fear because they are here illegally and do not want to be deported. The election of Donald Trump as president has heightened that fear.

Trump, who won the election by promising to kick out illegals and build a wall between Mexico and…


April 22, 2017

Laurels — To the Pitt County Senior Games, which started Tuesday and continue through April 29 in Greenville. More than 300 athletes from five counties are competing in sports ranging from track and field events to bowling and pickleball. The games promote active lifestyles and camaraderie…


April 21, 2017

Under its last chairman, Democrat Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission dramatically ramped up its regulation of telecommunications companies, especially those that provide broadband Internet access to the home. The commission adopted rules to preserve net neutrality, limit the…

FCC-Tilt to Industry

April 20, 2017

Food stamps and government assistance can be a bone of contention between conservatives and liberals, but who could object to private charity?

Homeless shelters, soup kitchens and individual do-gooders are championed on both sides of the aisle, even if support takes the form of lip service rather…

Counting the Homeless-1

April 19, 2017

Strip away the bravado and hype, and two important developments emerged from the news of recent days with regard to North Korea. The first is that in a show of missiles over the weekend, the regime in Pyongyang revealed some new strengths and some uncertainties in its quest to be a global nuclear…

China North Korea

April 18, 2017

President Trump’s decision to order 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria last week does nothing to bring stability to that country, protect American national security or strengthen our position in the world.

It does, however, continue an unfortunate trend of American presidents committing…

US Syria-6

April 17, 2017

Memo to politicians and their flacks: The next time you’re fumbling for a handy historical figure with whom to compare whoever you’re denouncing that day, leave Adolf Hitler’s name off the list.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer and North Carolina state Rep. Larry Pittman, R-…

Spicer Hitler Comment-3

April 16, 2017

Many folks took advantage a day off on Good Friday to hit the clothing stores in town to pick out a nice outfit for Easter. Even with all the latest styles and fits, choosing an Easter dress these days might be easier than selecting a school uniform.

Officials have had the best of intentions as…


April 15, 2017

Laurels — To Emancipation Day. The annual holiday is celebrated in Washington, D.C., to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act by President Abraham Lincoln on April 16, 1862. As a bonus, the holiday occasionally means procrastinators get more time to…

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