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Jamal Khashoggi’s last column for The Washington Post, written shortly before his Oct. 2 disappearance and published Thursday, espouses the cause that animated most of his life: free expression in … more
Under the guise of preventing mass shootings, North Carolina lawmakers tried to chip away at the Second Amendment this week. State Rep. Christy Clark, D-Mecklenburg, called a Thursday press … more
More North Carolinians are voting in this year’s election than in the 2014 midterm. Unless you’re among the thousands of folks who took part in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make … more
James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” All … more
Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor from Black Mountain who had been jailed in Turkey, came home over the weekend. Following pressure from the U.S. government, including … more
Even the Democrats, who might have gained from a court-supervised redrawing of this state’s congressional districts, recognized the folly of trying to do it now. The enormous confusion that would … more
After years of trying to pass laws to require photo IDs for voting, the Republican-led legislature finally succeeded grandly on Nov. 6 when its proposed constitutional amendment requiring such passed … 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
Teresa O’Dell, the clerk of superior court in Surry County, had an idea, a really awful, reprehensible idea that needs to be quashed as even a possibility, much less a strategy. O’Dell, a … more
Shouting at a teacher, shoving a classmate in the hallway or swiping a snack from the cafeteria used to land kids in the principal’s office. Now these youthful indiscretions send them to … more
The small-town merchant bank founded 146 years ago in Wilson has remained true to its roots as it grew into a financial powerhouse with more than 1,900 U.S. branches and $220 billion in assets. … more
December saw many of us nestled inside watching romantic Hallmark Channel movies, but January brings a counterpunch: a twisted Lifetime saga of sexual abuse and control. Not romance-gone-wrong … more
College students may not understand free speech, but at the University of North Carolina, professors seem plenty willing to teach them. The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council voted 28-4 last Friday … more
For the better part of two decades, Wilson County commissioners have kicked the can down the road. It’s up to county residents to decide when their elected representatives have finally run out of … more
So far, Smithfield Foods is 0-for-3 in lawsuits filed against it by neighbors of its industrial-scale hog farms. Given juries’ reactions to the evidence they’re heard in each of the three … more
State Rep. Justin Burr seems to be contemplating a second career as a film critic, but his efforts thus far earn him two thumbs down. Burr, R-Stanly, filed a Thursday bill that would devote a … more
All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they’d much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is … more
The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is making steady progress toward becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. Support for the center is growing, but not without great difficulty in … more
It is remarkable when five former governors of the same state, three Democrats and two Republicans, stand shoulder-to-shoulder and sound the same message. But that is what happened on Monday when … more
State Treasurer Dale Folwell asked a simple question: How much should North Carolina taxpayers be shelling out for state workers to receive care at UNC Health medical facilities? The University of … more
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