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June 30, 2016

Monday’s swearing in of the first-ever all-women lineup of Greenville Police Department officers was appropriately recognized as a major breakthrough. The accomplishment helped the department meet national averages of 12 percent for women on police forces this size. But there is…


Pitt County safer with security upgrades, but at what cost?

June 29, 2016

Any uncertainty raised last year about the need for security upgrades at the Pitt County Courthouse and other government offices and facilities has since been erased by subsequent tragic national events, but where might it all lead? 

Bulletproof glass, swipe cards and walls replacing windows…


Become a farmer and reap a harvest of hope

June 28, 2016

Public involvement in partnerships like the one between Pitt County Schools and Building Hope Community Life Center that turn school suspensions into an opportunity for students to get on the right path is important for this county’s children and the entire community.

It is no surprise that…


Juvenile justice changing

June 27, 2016

Age-appropriate rehabilitative care makes state safer

North Carolina is one of two states where 16-year-olds charged with crimes are considered adults. New York is the other.

North Carolina and New York have been left behind as other states have raised the age of adult responsibility to 17 or 18.…