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May 21, 2017

The behavioral health system in North Carolina needs help, and sooner rather than later.

Although North Carolina’s population has grown, the number of inpatient behavioral health beds has not been able to keep up with the demand. This, combined with changes and reductions in community-based…

Sy Saeed

May 21, 2017

Calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Russia-Trump affair multiplied after the president fired FBI director James Comey. Almost invariably, Democrats and others say such a step is needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter.

On Wednesday, former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed…

Byron York

May 21, 2017

The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed.

Donald Trump's…

Charles Krauthammer

May 21, 2017

The Trump presidency may now be disintegrating, tumbling toward entropy.

By firing James Comey as FBI director, President Trump set in motion the appointment Wednesday evening of Robert Mueller as special counsel. Mueller is a Trump nightmare: A pro who ran the FBI for 12 years and is broadly…


May 21, 2017

Carnegie Hall?

A few weeks ago, I attended Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra's concert at the beautiful Reimage Church. This performance included a great selection of music and terrific musicianship. The audience filled the hall. R. Michael Stevenson, the director, began with a brief…

May 21, 2017

RALEIGH — The average pay received by public school teachers in North Carolina this year was $49,837, up 4 percent from the 2015-16 school year. That was the largest pay hike for teachers in the United States and boosted North Carolina’s ranking in average pay to 35th. Adjusted for cost…


May 21, 2017

The last week has featured some of the most offensive, belligerent, and vindictive behavior by elected officials in generations — and that is not a reference to President Trump and his associates in Washington, though the characterization fits there, too.

No, this startling episode came in…

Chris Fitzsimon

May 21, 2017

The Daily Advertiser of Lafayette

The U.S. Justice Department's thorough investigation of Alton Sterling's July 5, 2016, death provided no comfort to family he left behind.

Sterling was killed during a close-quarters struggle with Baton Rouge police, a death that launched widespread protests and…

May 20, 2017

Laurels — To an investment in Greenville’s Convention District. Caremaster LLC, which specializes in restoring structures damaged by water and fire, is investing more than $600,000 to rehab the old Grainger warehouse building on Dexter Street, thanks to a city-backed…


May 20, 2017

I recently read an article in which a government employee was upset about an article published in a newspaper. The article was factually correct but it did not present the truth. When the individual confronted the newspaper publisher about the article being factually correct but not truthful the…

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