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Opinion

July 23, 2016

Teacher pay has emerged as a central issue in the governor’s race, appropriately enough. But another education-and-pay issue remains largely in the policy shadows, awaiting a fresh burst of state initiative.

This issue is neatly summarized in the headline of a recent “fact…

Ferrell Guillory

July 22, 2016

Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I didn’t. I've said all along that movements like Occupy Wall Street were seditious and a facade for anarchy. Additionally, I've said that the Obama administration has declared war on the nation's police departments. I took a lot of heat for that,…

July 22, 2016

My wife drove me to Edenton, N.C. to get an N.C. ID card so that I could be named on the title to our new handicapped vehicle.

July 22, 2016

I applaud you for printing, in full, a most informative, yet sad, letter. I also agree that “the worst mass shooting in America” did not happen in Orlando. Those words that the press choose to use are wrong and history proves that. I am so glad that the writer so eloquently put on…

July 22, 2016

On March 29, 1912 my future grandmother-in-law, Stanislawa Skarpetowski, stepped off a boat on Ellis Island, an undocumented girl from Krakow Poland with her undocumented future husband, Aleksander Gronsky.

July 21, 2016

Well, the N.C. Potato Festival has come and gone. It’s a kind of a county fair that generates big crowds, though this year, with iffy weather, attendance was down a bit. The festival is extremely well organized, and Tim and Cindy Williams of MMT do an excellent job marshaling a faithful crowd…

July 21, 2016

A recent letter-writer cited statistics about the percentages of blacks killed by whites, blacks killed by police, whites killed by police, whites killed by whites, whites killed by blacks, and blacks killed by blacks. I assume that the writer listed the correct percentages.

The letter…

July 21, 2016

How much does it cost per hour to operate a Gulfstream V or a similar plane? It depends on who is doing the calculating.

In 1969, Walter Davis told me it cost about $1,000 per hour to fly and maintain one of his Lear jets.

My point is, why did our attorney general, who was scheduled to speak in…

July 21, 2016

Have they ceased teaching history in our schools? Surely they must have for I hear the presumptive Republican presidential nominee talking about border walls and deporting 11 million Hispanics from within our borders. 

As if that's not enough, recently Newt Gingrich, former Speaker…

July 21, 2016

RALEIGH — Do you want to know why the Left has tried to make North Carolina politics into an “all H.B. 2, all the time” zone? Here are some reasons:

• Since mid-2013, when Gov. Pat McCrory’s first budgets and other policy priorities were enacted, North Carolina’s…

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