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February 26, 2018

With the federal budget on track to hit deficits of $1 trillion a year, President Trump's long-awaited $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal was finally released.

A core focus of Trump on the campaign trail, the proposal certainly contains some important ideas, but it comes at a time when neither…

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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…

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February 24, 2018

A half dozen years ago — although it seems like a lifetime — our nation waited to see how leaders in Washington would respond to the horrifying shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary. Washington, as we know, did little — as Washington has…

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February 23, 2018

Less than a week remains until the 2018 filing period ends for people who want to run for the General Assembly and other public offices in North Carolina.

Unless there’s a dramatic rush by candidates on boards of elections around the state, the complexion of the next legislature won’t…

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February 22, 2018

Many years ago, Robert Benchley, a celebrated humorist, essayist, film actor and regular at New York's Algonquin Round Table, took time in an article to reflect on misconceptions about his city, widely viewed in those days as a cesspool of sin, gin and cynical sophistication. In truth, he…

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February 21, 2018

It’s not just a laugh line from “Animal House.” Students at the University of North Carolina really are put on double-secret probation.

UNC Chapel Hill refuses to identify the students it disciplines for sexual misconduct despite an exception to federal student privacy laws…

February 19, 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in Fayetteville Friday to look at damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, to see what’s been fixed and what hasn’t. Nearly 18 months after the worst flooding in Fayetteville’s history, there’s altogether…

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February 18, 2018

The killing of 17 students last week in Florida raised voices of concern here about the safety of our schools. Unfortunately it’s a topic we are too familiar with. We wrote about it most recently in January after the last school shooting.

That one was in Kentucky on Jan. 24. Just two students…

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