January 21, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be "immoral." Instead, she favors something she calls a "technological wall." Another top House Democrat, Rep. James Clyburn, calls it a "smart wall."

Instead of building an actual physical barrier, Pelosi, Clyburn and other…

Regulatory reform working

January 21, 2019

Milton Friedman once observed that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” To be sure, spending bills or regulations initially sold as limited responses to specific conditions often take on a life of their own. They create constituencies that receive funds or…

2018 a year chock full of achievement at ECU

January 20, 2019

It was an extraordinary year.

No, that’s not boosterism by two of ECU’s biggest fans. It was a truly amazing year.

No question, 2018 was colored by the departures of our athletics director, a football coach and a basketball coach, a lot of change in one year. Follow those departures…

Nailed it: Habitat needs volunteers to complete challenge home

January 20, 2019

Have you got a hammer? Do you have some free time next Saturday morning?

Habitat for Humanity in Beaufort County could use your help.

The Habitat affiliate is working to build a home in Chocowinity and needs some extra hands to drive in the final nails on the project.

This construction effort…