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August 21, 2017

As one who is quite proud of my Southern heritage, let me be clear. Racism is not and has never been part of that heritage. No, Southern heritage is far from being racist and doesn’t involve Rebel flags and Nazi salutes.

It involves sitting in the back of grandma’s old Mercury Sable…


Fair elections ought to be a GOP tenet

August 21, 2017

The prospect of making North Carolina’s gerrymandered districts fair — and doing so in a timely manner — isn’t looking good.

N.C. House and Senate Republicans have hired Beltway computer geek Tom Hofeller to draw maps. He’s being paid $50,000 in taxpayer money for what…


Putting the eclipse into perspective

August 21, 2017

In a country where it feels like divide has swallowed its citizens whole, it’s an event entirely out of human hands that will connect this great nation.

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse on Monday will range from sea to sea in the continental United States, literally…


EDITORIAL: Simple terms diminish monument debate

August 20, 2017

Loud voices have risen to label the statues that stand in front our courthouses as symbols of racism, sedition and hate. The story the voices tell is simplistic. The men the statues represent, the people who erected them and the people who honor them today are far more complicated, and to paint who…