February 20, 2018

We know hindsight is 20-20, but we must have been blind when the StarNews first broke the GenX story last June.

We now clearly see how naive we were to assume that the General Assembly would do right by the thousands of people whose water comes from the lower Cape Fear River. No matter how…

Teacher pay shorts veteran educators, rural schools

February 20, 2018

Is a $35,000 annual salary "good money?"

That's what N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson recently said about the state's starting salary for teachers. The comment ignited a firestorm of criticism from education advocates who say the number is far too low.

Johnson later admitted…

False flags are flying high

February 19, 2018

For most Americans, the Parkland, Florida, shooting was a terrible tragedy. But for social media accounts that promote the interests of Russia in the United States, it was a fantastic opportunity.

On the morning after the tragedy, the Russia-linked accounts were commenting fiercely, pushing the…

U.S disaster response remains slow, inadequate

February 19, 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in Fayetteville Friday to look at damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, to see what’s been fixed and what hasn’t. Nearly 18 months after the worst flooding in Fayetteville’s history, there’s altogether…