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May 24, 2016

While the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into irregularities in the way the prosecutions of a few DWI cases have been continued (delayed) in Pitt County District Court, the District Attorney’s Office should acknowledge and deal with its own contributions to the suffocating...


Show me the money

May 23, 2016

State Sen. Tom Apodaca's ideas about making North Carolina's state universities more affordable are worth exploring. There is, however, one big question.

Legislation filed by Apodaca, a Republican from Hendersonville, would allow state universities to offer a fixed-tuition plan whereby...


Storm: Tailored ads sometimes a poor fit

May 22, 2016

I have become leery about turning on my computer lately, and it’s not just because Walking Dead fans keep posting photos of gruesome zombies on their news feeds.

It’s the ads. Specifically, it’s the targeted ads.

In the strange world of the internet, any search...


Older adults: Include connectedness in your hurricane plan

May 22, 2016

Hurricane season is fast approaching and disaster preparedness should be something that everybody, including older Americans, is thinking about. 

Bouncing back after a storm isn’t just a matter of rebuilding your home, cleaning up or treating injuries. Preparing to take care of...