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This is big for Fayetteville and even bigger for North Carolina and the South. The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is an ambitious project with a simple mission: To tell the … more
When Wilson institutions serving different populations join forces, everyone stands to benefit. Three such current collaborations are proving that premise true. • Wilson Community College and … more
Imposing stiff penalties for drug dealers whose customers suffer overdose deaths might sound like justice, but addiction treatment advocates warn that such laws carry unintended consequences. The … more
News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between … more
In a standoff pitting patients and taxpayers against the powerful state hospital lobby, a majority of your representatives in the N.C. House voted against your interests this week. Lawmakers … more
If you care about safe water for all, you should be celebrating the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to order Duke Energy to excavate coal ash from its power plant … more
The measles vaccine saves lives. And it does not cause autism. The researchers and medical professionals who have been trying for years to convince parents of those truths just got what ought to … more
Goldsboro High School’s principal is under the microscope after some say he required more than a dozen teachers to list examples of white privilege they observe in their daily lives and in the … more
We’ve got candidates campaigning. We’ve got issues. We’ve got voters and an election schedule. The do-over race for the 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has … more
Some college basketball players are calling out the NCAA for an ad that paints a misleading portrayal of a day in the life of a “student-athlete.” Good for them. The 30-second ad has been in … more
With the state legislature in session, one topic being approached from several directions deserves all the support that can be mustered: Education. And by “support,” we do mean … more
The national debate over Donald Trump’s presidency is slowly shifting from legal questions to political considerations following special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year probe into … more
There’s a scourge threatening the neighborhoods of North Carolina. Thankfully, it’s no match for the long arm of the legislature. Earlier this month, a Republican lawmaker did what lawmakers … more
The first quarter of 2019 hasn’t closed and three of North Carolina’s top public higher education leaders are out of their jobs. The departures are no sign of their shortcomings. Rather, it is … more
As Tar Heels bask under bright skies this week, North Carolina could use more sunshine in the dark corridors of state and local government. “Sunshine” is shorthand for good-government … more
Legislators seeking to display their commitment to public education should look to Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for a good starting point. Talk all they want about how much education … more
There is no other way to put this: Arming teachers in North Carolina classrooms is as boneheaded an idea this year as it was last year. And the year before. Small wonder a number of public school … more
It was one of the deadliest years in the history of North Carolina’s prison system. Five prison employees were killed in two incidents at state prisons in 2017. Given the way our prisons were … more
Body-worn cameras were supposed to serve as a silent witness in confrontations between police and civilians and usher in a new era of public confidence in law enforcement through transparency. As … more
Placing police officers in more of North Carolina’s public schools could be a positive step toward increasing school safety — if it’s done the right way. The school safety committee formed … more
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