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June 29, 2016 - 16 minutes ago

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.…


Gerrymandering is bad for business in North Carolina

June 26, 2016

More than 100 CEOs of prominent corporations have urged North Carolina lawmakers to rethink the passage of House Bill 2, approved in just a day to block Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance. And nearly half of North Carolina voters want to repeal HB2, according to recent survey results…