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December 10, 2016 - 29 minutes ago

Laurels

To the dedication of the newly refurbished South Greenville Recreation Center on Howell Street. The facility has been a ray of hope for children in this impoverished neighborhood for decades, but had deteriorated over decades of use. The new gymnasium and other uplifting amenities have…


Revenues for Matthew recovery

December 09, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has caused extensive damage to the very foundations of communities in Eastern North Carolina. While not getting the attention that Floyd did in 1999, it is much larger in scope, with 20,000 more homes damaged or destroyed than in 1999. In the face of such devastation, there is…


City parking challenges a positive economic indicator

December 08, 2016

The Greenville City Council is making all the right decisions now about downtown parking. That does not mean the parking issues are going away in a flash. In fact, if all goes well for the city into the future, parking will remain a pressure point for downtown visitors, businesses and their…


Knapp: Time for apologies is over

December 08, 2016

On May 27, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of history's first atomic attack on Aug. 6, 1945. The Japanese government did not ask Obama for an apology, nor did he offer one.

On Dec. 27, Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to visit…