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October 18, 2017

We have worked hard over the past decade plus to make Greenville and Pitt County a better place. When I use the word “we,” I mean it as an all-encompassing group of citizens from all over the city. One of the goals we accomplished was to develop a plan for complete streets for…

October 18, 2017

Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for covering state politics, their efforts earned heavy-handed administrative censorship.

School officials confiscated The Evanstonian student newspaper’s…


October 17, 2017

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays…

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October 17, 2017

Bless my heart, a 2 percent raise in social security! Maybe I can finally take that cruise to the Virgin Islands. Oh wait, are they still there?

BYH, alt-right. Your fourth Reich will do no better than the third. I cannot believe that when I was taking civics in the 60s I would come to believe that…

October 17, 2017

Sen. Thom Tillis so desperately wants to make North Carolina a red state he’s taken to wearing rose-tinted glasses.

Tillis, in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, discusses tax cuts he helped ram through the General Assembly while he served as House speaker.

Readers perusing the piece could…


October 17, 2017

As we begin to tune in to the local city elections that are currently underway, we must take note of each candidate’s political background and thought processes before we cast our ballots this November. We must ask ourselves what do we want for the future of Greenville. Do we want our city to…

October 17, 2017

I’m writing to correct some errors of fact and reasoning in a recent letter concerning “the gun culture.” I’ll take them in the order they were presented.

First, the age of the projectile weapons has been with us since pre-history (well before there were evil corporations to…

October 17, 2017

The Sierra Club, the largest and oldest environmental group in the U.S., pursues its mission, “to explore, enjoy and protect the planet,” through its support of public officials who are willing to work for the environment. This year the Cypress Group endorses three Greenville City…

October 16, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Scottie Montgomery wore a purple shirt with a big gold '70' on the front of it during practice last week.

It was meant to keep in the front of his players’ minds a prediction made by Central Florida wide receiver Dredrick Snelson that his team was going to hang 70 points…

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October 16, 2017

I have a confession to make. After seeing thousands of patients with mental health problems over the years, I know that some of them have committed suicide or serious violent crimes, and I always have regrets because, in retrospect, I did not take hold of the patient as much as…

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