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May 25, 2016

The unanimous vote last week by the Farmville Planning Board to reject a second request for new zoning regulations that would allow solar farms in the town’s outer area was a lost opportunity to build the future while preserving the best of its rural heritage. 

The clash of...


DWI prosecution a long history of dangerous delay

May 24, 2016

While the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into irregularities in the way the prosecutions of a few DWI cases have been continued (delayed) in Pitt County District Court, the District Attorney’s Office should acknowledge and deal with its own contributions to the suffocating...


Show me the money

May 23, 2016

State Sen. Tom Apodaca's ideas about making North Carolina's state universities more affordable are worth exploring. There is, however, one big question.

Legislation filed by Apodaca, a Republican from Hendersonville, would allow state universities to offer a fixed-tuition plan whereby...


Storm: Tailored ads sometimes a poor fit

May 22, 2016

I have become leery about turning on my computer lately, and it’s not just because Walking Dead fans keep posting photos of gruesome zombies on their news feeds.

It’s the ads. Specifically, it’s the targeted ads.

In the strange world of the internet, any search...