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November 11, 2017

Laurels — To the construction of a gymnasium at Elmhurst Elementary School. The $1.2 million, 16,000-square-foot gymnasium will give students a much-needed place to execise and play during school and after. It features basketball hoops, a volleyball net, a new workroom, an…


November 10, 2017

The military is one of the few institutions that Americans still hold in high esteem, but that should never be taken for granted. Two events late last week suggest that even the military’s culture of high performance can be eroded without constant attention.

The first was a military…

Bergdahl The Wounded-2

November 09, 2017

By all indications, Rep. Walter Jones of eastern North Carolina is a man who has learned the lesson of war: It’s real and it has permanent consequences.

More than 11,000 times in the last 14 years, Jones, a Farmville Republican who represents the 3rd Congressional District, has signed letters…

Fallen Soldiers Congressman's Letters-2

November 08, 2017

Bipartisanship may be on life support in Washington these days, but two North Carolina congressmen were able to revive it in the ambulance.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat, and Rep. Richard Hudson, a Concord Republican, are heralding the passage of House Bill 304, the Protecting Patient…


November 07, 2017

Races for municipal governing boards across Pitt County will be decided in balloting today as voters head to precincts from Grifton to Bethel and from Grimesland to Farmville.

A total of 5,370 people already cast ballots during the 13-day early voting period, but they make up only a small fraction…


November 05, 2017

Republican legislators called it strange that federal judges last week proposed hiring an outside expert to help fix illegal state House and Senate districts.

No, strange was what they presented to the court. The prime example would be the Senate districts for Guilford County.

Guilford is strongly…


November 05, 2017

Dawn broke Monday in Washington with news reports anticipating special counsel Robert Mueller’s first indictments in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The anticipators got the basic story right: Mueller charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul…

Robert Mueller

November 04, 2017

Laurels — To ECU students who spent part of their weekend helping improve their community. About 150 students took part in Make A Difference Day, a national event that coordinates efforts to feed the hungry, work with children, protect the environment and care for animals. ECU…


November 04, 2017

The settlement in the Volkswagen auto emissions scandal will provide North Carolina $92 million over 10 years to encourage the deployment of more zero and low-emission vehicles. This should be an opportunity for a state with a lot of high-tech resources — including several engine…

November 03, 2017

Republicans in Congress have passed a budget resolution. But in the Senate, it cleared only narrowly, 51-49, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the only Republican vote against it. Total price tag for the budget? $4 trillion. Even by today’s standards, that’s hefty.

For now, it seems, the…

Congress Budget
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