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May 01, 2016

Welcome to Cecil P. Staton, elected Wednesday by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors as the next chancellor of East Carolina University. Staton will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding Steve Ballard, who will return to the faculty.

The university family and...


Clark: Parents' letters faded, but their messages still ring true

May 01, 2016

“Daddy and I are distressed that you will not write … You say you have nothing to do – use 10 minutes to drop us a line.”

I was hearing a voice ringing down from the years, so long ago as to be nearly forgotten. But the timbre of the voice, crystal and unmistaken,...


Anders: Is the nighttime really NASCAR's right time?

May 01, 2016

One thing no one can deny about NASCAR is that, in most instances, it is willing to change.

It’s ironic in a way, seeing as how it has the fanbase that seems to be the most resistant to change in all of sports, but the sanctioning body has shown little hesitation in the past to...


April 30 Dart and Laurels

April 30, 2016

Darts

To rumblings already in the General Assembly suggesting a referendum on the controversial House Bill 2. The trial balloon floated up from the floor this week during a legislator’s TV interview and will do nothing but add to the flotsam and jetsam swirling in the aftermath of...