The governor and lieutenant governor have begun a fresh debate on an issue that should never grow stale: North Carolina’s inadequate pay for public school teachers.

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019

To Greenville residents for taking the time to weigh in on plans for a boutique hotel to be located in a city-owned green space downtown. Mayor P.J. Connelly posted the proposal on his Facebook page, eliciting a number of comments from both supporters of the project and those who were unhapp…

Friday, December 13, 2019

President Trump’s reaction to the murderous rampage in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday by an officer of the Royal Air Force of Saudi Arabia was insensitive and grossly insufficient. Three American servicemen lost their lives and eight were wounded by a Saudi wielding a 9mm Glock 45 pistol in a ki…

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

For more than a year, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has tried to resolve a problem that didn’t really exist: What should it do with Silent Sam? The Confederate statue with its racist roots had been topped by protesters on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in August 2018. Agr…

Monday, December 09, 2019

President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for last week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

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Monday, December 09, 2019

President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for last week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

Friday, December 06, 2019

Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, which began with possibility like none other in this election cycle, ended abruptly for the most prosaic of reasons. It “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she announced Tuesday.

Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, which began with possibility like none other in this election cycle, ended abruptly for the most prosaic of reasons. It “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she announced Tuesday.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The breakdown in global recycling markets and the growing public alarm over plastic waste in the ocean has prompted appropriately consequential action across the globe.

In 2009, President Barack Obama promised that under Obamacare, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Monday, December 02, 2019

It has become obvious that Russia’s shameless leaders don’t care what the world thinks of their systematic cheating in sports. Just another anti-Russian slander, declared Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov when confronted with the latest evidence, this time of an attempted cover-up of past cheating.

It has become obvious that Russia’s shameless leaders don’t care what the world thinks of their systematic cheating in sports. Just another anti-Russian slander, declared Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov when confronted with the latest evidence, this time of an attempted cover-up of past cheating.

It has become obvious that Russia’s shameless leaders don’t care what the world thinks of their systematic cheating in sports. Just another anti-Russian slander, declared Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov when confronted with the latest evidence, this time of an attempted cover-up of past cheating.

Sunday, December 01, 2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

They say the definition of a political gaffe is when a politician is caught telling the truth. Well, Republican Sen. Jerry Tillman on Nov. 15 told the truth about his party’s motives in drawing new maps for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019

Faced with a troubling outbreak of a mysterious vaping-related illness and the skyrocketing use of electronic cigarettes among teens, President Trump announced in September that the Food and Drug Administration would pull flavored electronic-cigarettes from the market, possibly within weeks.