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September 29, 2016

The people of Pitt County and North Carolina cannot find full satisfaction with Monday’s jury verdict that found Willie Odell Whitehead guilty of three counts of murder. That’s because his sentence of three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole will not return Mokbel "Sam"…


King: A D.C. tour of slavery and the black struggle

September 29, 2016

Last weekend, Washington, D.C. was the place to be at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

There are, to be sure, other galleries with exhibitions, programs and collections that document African-American life, history and culture. But the…


Judicial activism tips its cards

September 28, 2016

We hear a lot about judicial activism these days, but we don't often see it. In most cases, judges on the appellate level hear arguments, interpret the law and issue a ruling. They do their job, deciding how the Constitution and law apply to situations our Founders couldn't possibly foresee.…


Public accountable for lengths of government secrecy

September 27, 2016

The people of Greenville and Pitt County have a lot to learn from the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County about the importance of the public’s right to know how their judicial and law enforcement officials operate.

Charlotte law enforcement officials on Saturday demonstrated their…