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RALEIGH — William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro.

Barber isn’t just a minister who engages in…

July 19, 2017


July 19, 2017

After reading the statement that “the White House claims that (President) Trump has never promoted or encouraged violence,” I concluded that White House personnel, President Trump and a large number of the general public are totally oblivious to what violence really is.

When one body-…

July 19, 2017

RALEIGH — A fellow reporter and I tried recently to make a list of N.C. legislators who have traditional, 9-to-5 jobs.

Our list was short. Few can balance the legislature's grueling schedule with the demands of a boss and set hours. Imagine telling your supervisor that you won't be…

July 19, 2017

The Ranchland Property Owners Association had a light pole installed at the entrance to our subdivision many years ago to aid in finding our community in the darkness. The association brought about many improvements to our neighborhood but has long been inactive due to burnout, illness, deaths of…

July 19, 2017

I am saddened about the passing of Mid-Atlantic Christian University founder George BonDurant. I am saddened but at the same time I am joyous because a faithful servant has gone home.

I first met "Mr B" when I was still in the Navy. I toured what was then Roanoke Bible College with someone who had…

July 18, 2017

As previously documented, attending meetings is a problem for at least one member of our current city council. In part, this may be due to the fact that there is no policy for meeting attendance. Council members may skip meetings — there’s no limit to how many — and…

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