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September 26, 2016

Greensboro didn't lose a Bruce Springsteen concert and NCAA and ACC athletic events because Charlotte passed an anti-discrimination ordinance.

Greensboro would not have gotten them back if Charlotte had rescinded its ordinance.

So let's get the facts right: The trouble began March 23, when the…


Summers: Pirate performance nothing special

September 26, 2016

BLACKSBURG, Va. — East Carolina's grip on the Atlantic Coast Conference slipped through the Pirates' fingers on Saturday.

Special means, among other things, better or greater than the usual. The founders of organized football could not have chosen a better word to describe a team's other unit…


Clark: Recalling a life among garage sale items now sold and gone

September 25, 2016

The stuff’s all gone now. The lawnmower, the giant workbench, the old leather jacket, the edger. Even the rug the dog peed on was taken. But it’s their shadows that count. 

After a certain age, having a garage sale is a physical and emotional strain. Last week I worked constantly…


Bernstein: Let the debates begin, no referee required

September 25, 2016

Should presidential-debate moderators do double duty as fact-checkers, too? With the first showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump coming up tomorrow at Hofstra University in New York, this argument is hot again.

The answer on this issue may depend on what we think debates are for. If…