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August 27, 2016

Laurels

To the turning of the seasons and with it the return of students to the East Carolina University campus, the return of teachers to classrooms this week with students to follow Monday and that late summer rite — the beginning of football season at the high schools and ECU. The…


A future for common sense gun controls

August 26, 2016

Ninety percent. That's how many young American adults support background checks for all gun sales and sterner penalties for breaking gun laws already on the books.

Ninety percent. That's the number from a recent GenForward poll of nearly 2,000 Americans age 18-30.

Ninety percent. That's staggering,…


Richtman: What “saving” Medicare really means

August 26, 2016

Americans deserve a serious debate about the future of Medicare. North Carolinians deserve more than political talking points from candidates using poll-tested language saying “save” when they mean slash and “protect” when they mean privatize. Drawing clear distinctions…


Purchasing natural gas for GUC customers no simple task

August 25, 2016

Most Greenville and Pitt County residents only think about the price of natural gas when they believe their monthly bill is too high. Negotiating the purchase of natural gas on behalf of 25,000 residential and business users is not a simple matter, however. It requires exceptional knowledge of a…