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July 23, 2017

When the news was released in late May that East Carolina was going to be partnering with Rick Ware Racing to sponsor a Monster Energy Cup Series entry, the concept seemed simple enough.

RWR put the Pirates’ colors and logos on their No. 51 Chevrolet at no cost to the university, at the same…


Politics and civility, bless your heart

July 23, 2017

The start of the municipal campaign season gives candidates and residents in the Greenville area an opportunity to show we can elect quality leaders without falling into the spiral of hate and meanness that has a grip on state and national politics.

The filing period that closed on Friday produced…


Politics, religion always mix

July 23, 2017

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro.

Barber isn’t just a minister who engages in activism on…


What to do for little Charlie Gard

July 23, 2017

One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. It depletes his cells' energy-producing structures, thereby progressively ravaging his organs. He cannot hear, he cannot see, he can barely…