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RALEIGH — Trying to make sense of all the redistricting action in North Carolina this month? Good luck with that. We’re now at a point where lawsuits and legislative actions have resulted in a … more
The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein reports that a new political organization, With Honor, “has launched a major effort to elect to the House more recent military veterans who commit to working … more
They’ll do it every time. Whenever Joe Six-Pack (or Joe’s congressman) gingerly raises the subject of hiring extra border guards, tweaking our broken system of monitoring work visas or … more
When you reach a milestone it is wise to pause and reflect on the journey that brought you there. Having produced and moderated 1,000 weekly TV talk shows, I focused on the changes that occurred over … more
We need good leaders more than ever. In our local schools and businesses and churches. We need them in responsible government positions in our state and at the highest national level. So, what … more
RALEIGH — Roy Cooper is an experienced and capable politician. So far, his approval ratings are fine. But he’s hardly made of iron, or even Teflon. Inviting easy attacks on him is foolish. And in … more
If you can’t beat ‘em, sue ‘em. It has been the default setting of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his liberal allies even before the governor took office 14 months ago. Any time the … more
Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days. As the cost of higher education rises, borrowing to cover those costs often becomes a family concern across multiple … more
As I’ve said before, the North Carolina Republicans embraced Trumpism before there was Trump. They’ve taken a populist, authoritarian approach to governing, playing to an angry base while … more
Last week, President Trump urged Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to direct how federal agencies spend taxpayer dollars. Ironically, many constitutional conservatives and … more
On Sept. 16, 1863, Henry Crumpler of Edgecombe County granted the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company for $400 six acres in Wilson County with “the … more
After two episodes of snow and temperatures plunging into single digits so far this winter, many people around our area of the state would like to see winter over as soon as possible. But winter … more
There are times when I walk into a room for something and instantly forget why I went into the room and what I went in the room for. It has happened to all of us. For some of us of certain ages, … more
Few things could be more American than volunteering to help others. So it’s a shame when our altruism is thwarted by another, far more lamentable American trait: big government. Juan Carlos … more
RALEIGH — On Jan. 13, thousands of pro-life North Carolinians rallied in Raleigh to express their opposition to abortion. A week later, thousands rallied in Raleigh and other North Carolina cities … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina came up short again this month in its long-running quest to lure an automaker, but state leaders now have another economic development whale to hunt: Amazon has Raleigh on … more
Here is a New Year’s resolution you should have made: During the upcoming Black History Month I will read at least one book that helps me better understand the challenges African-American people … more
I joined tens of thousands of my fellow Americans in the 2018 March for Life. I march for many reasons. I march because one-third of my generation has been silenced, their voices snuffed out … more
On the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States of  America, many people may be wondering if the era of safe and legal … more
Seventh- and eighth-graders at Elm City Middle School can experience yellow fever without the aches, pains and potentially deadly consequences of the mosquito-borne virus. An interactive study of … more
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