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February 25, 2018

We are glad that the Pitt County Board of Education and school system administrators are talking about safety and security, but we don’t think they should do it in secret.

The school board on Monday discussed security measures in place at its 37 campuses in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting…


GOP tax reform now gaining in popularity

February 25, 2018

When the Republican-controlled Congress first approved its tax bill in December, most Democrats believed it would be a political loser for the GOP. Indeed, a New York Times poll found that just 37 percent of Americans approved of the plan.

"To pass a bill of tax cuts and have it be so unpopular…


Janet Storm: Is it a sin to wallow in senseless studies?

February 25, 2018

When you work at a newspaper, one thing you can count on is an email box full of research studies.

That’s not surprising. Here in America, we seem to study everything. The cause of ice cream brain freeze? Got it covered. The top beaches in the United States? Done. States with the best dental…


ANDERS: Hamlin-Wallace spat starts year off strong

February 25, 2018

The Daytona 500 produced a thrilling, controversial last-lap pass and a victory for an iconic number.

But if there’s one thing sports fans love more than a cool story and the extension of a legacy, it’s two guys throwing angry jabs at one another after an accident. Naturally, that means…