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February 19, 2018

Chicago Tribune

It happens in the blink of an eye: A pitch arrives at the plate, the batter swings and a baseball or a bat rockets into the stands. In most cases, there is no harm beyond a few spilled nachos. But sometimes a fan fails to get out of the way, with grim consequences.

Last fall, a…

February 19, 2018

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Put aside for the moment that Christ taught that they who take the sword shall perish by the sword, and blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit…

February 19, 2018

For most Americans, the Parkland, Florida, shooting was a terrible tragedy. But for social media accounts that promote the interests of Russia in the United States, it was a fantastic opportunity.

On the morning after the tragedy, the Russia-linked accounts were commenting fiercely, pushing the…

Anne Applebaum

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…

Hurricane Matthew North Carolina-5

February 19, 2018

When the North Carolina Senate recently passed a bill with several moving parts — a newly reconstituted State Board of Elections, a rebuff of Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to evade legislative control of state revenue, and a multi-year fix to a funding dispute about class size — North…

john hood

February 19, 2018

BYH: There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder! In other words, go for it!

A way to prevent teen suicide would be to have counselors spend all their time talking with students and eliminate all the administrative duties they are…

February 18, 2018

Heartland Americans embrace some “foreign” foods and remain suspicious of others. I think it’s more a matter of emotion than logic.

Take pierogies. They’re pronounced “pea-row-geese,” but it looks like “pie.” As in fried pies. We love fried pies, and…

Bob Garner

February 18, 2018

The ECU-NASCAR connection strikes again.

For the second straight year, I got the opportunity to write a story that ties in East Carolina with the running of the Daytona 500. After I got to chat with Paige Keselowski, wife of Brad, last year about her time in Greenville, I had the chance to talk…


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…


February 18, 2018

Bloomberg View

It's important to keep that in mind as the U.S. undergoes its maddening post-massacre ritual: digesting the news reports of a disturbed man and his unfettered access to military-grade firepower; listening to another round of blame deflection from leaders of the party that repeatedly…

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