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April 29, 2016

This country has begun to live in fear of gun violence in public places, from movie theaters to schools. It's a sad commentary that the wealthiest country in the world, which is awash in guns, has a problem with random violence.

Or rather, it should come as no surprise this country has a...


Council delay on raises a good start to getting finances in order

April 28, 2016

The Greenville City Council made the right decision Monday when it delayed a vote on raises for city and GUC employees, but its pending decision should be based on more than budget funds and a survey of other cities’ and public utilities’ pay rates.

Councilman Rick Smiley,...


Keep the ENC welcome mat wide for world's refugees

April 27, 2016

Even as eastern North Carolinians continue to face some tough challenges of their own, the efforts that some are making to help those far less fortunate deserve recognition.

On Thursday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, people gathered to talk about ways churches,...


N.C. General Assembly has another chance to do the right thing

April 26, 2016

The N.C. General Assembly’s legislative session that began Monday offers lawmakers an opportunity to mitigate damage done by House Bill 2, enacted March 23 to prevent a Charlotte ordinance from protecting LGBT people from discrimination in housing and public accommodations....