December 07, 2016

No one wants to be a scrooge, but two of the season's hottest toys, Hatchimals and Nintendo's NES Classic Edition, have raised questions among some experts that coddling parents — and everyone else, for that matter — might benefit from thinking about.  

There are long lines forming…

Blounts Creek decision a parting 'gift' from Berger

December 06, 2016

Eastern North Carolina residents who care about Blounts Creek and soon might be forced to watch it disappear from its original form should consider the name of the judge who is clearing the way for industrial giant Martin Marietta to do that.

Administrative Judge Phil Berger Jr. this week affirmed…

New move to suppress NC votes

December 05, 2016

Republican visions of massive fraud unfounded

North Carolina’s Voter ID law, a clear attempt — along with curbs on early voting — to suppress the votes of young people, the elderly and minorities who might be inclined to vote Democratic, was struck down by a federal court this…

Belhaven mayor should make up and move forward

December 04, 2016

Belhaven is a typically beautiful eastern North Carolina community struggling with economic challenges. But there’s no reason the community cannot find brighter days... when its leaders stop looking backward and unite on developing its future. 

A good way to start would be for Mayor Adam…