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December 09, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has caused extensive damage to the very foundations of communities in Eastern North Carolina. While not getting the attention that Floyd did in 1999, it is much larger in scope, with 20,000 more homes damaged or destroyed than in 1999. In the face of such devastation, there is…


City parking challenges a positive economic indicator

December 08, 2016

The Greenville City Council is making all the right decisions now about downtown parking. That does not mean the parking issues are going away in a flash. In fact, if all goes well for the city into the future, parking will remain a pressure point for downtown visitors, businesses and their…


Knapp: Time for apologies is over

December 08, 2016

On May 27, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of history's first atomic attack on Aug. 6, 1945. The Japanese government did not ask Obama for an apology, nor did he offer one.

On Dec. 27, Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to visit…


Castleberry: Finding themselves in Hooville

December 08, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — It’s ironic that Hooville is a nickname for the home of University of Virginia basketball because there is little question about who the Cavaliers are.

The colloquialism is derived from another nickname, Wahoos, that UVa. sports fans sometimes use, and they have…