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Opinion

August 17, 2017

I heard Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump say on TV that he didn’t know health care was so com­pli­cated.

That’s be­cause he prob­a­bly never had given it a thought. With all his money, he and his fam­ily can get all the med­i­cal care they need.

A…

August 17, 2017

I have a question for Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. Division of Environmental Quality: Exactly where is the coal fly ash and its harmful heavy metals going? Is it going in the land, the air or in the sea?

The public needs to know where it is going since Duke energy is trying to make the public pay…

August 17, 2017

As a retired educator, I research for accuracy and continue to write. The monument outside our courthouse in Elizabeth City honors loved ones and soldiers slain in battle. It can be viewed as nothing more than a headstone in a family cemetery.

Those who would dishonor their memory might learn some…

August 16, 2017

RALEIGH – Rural Americans feel "trapped" in their communities, stuck in unfavorable financial situations but unable, for both practical and lifestyle reasons, to move to more economically vibrant areas — so says a fascinating article in the Aug. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal.…

Paul-Oconnor

August 15, 2017

Publicity for the upcoming total solar eclipse is making people more aware not to look directly at the sun. Why is it then that we look directly into the sun almost daily? On a sunny day when you drive, the reflections from the chrome and glass on other vehicles is blinding. It cannot be good for…

August 15, 2017

For the most part I ignore commercials, unless they are funny or have a dog in them.

But I saw one that got my immediate attention. I even felt the pride they had in their company, their product, their employees (showed their photos) and in their workplace they had an American flag prominently…

August 15, 2017

President Trump should pay close attention to the wise words of President John F. Kennedy when he said, “You should never negotiate out of fear, but never fear to negotiate.” And also to the words of President Eisenhower, “Show strength by being mild and quiet.…

August 15, 2017

Some gorillas dress up in suits and uniforms and fight holy wars over mythical truth. By now you've realized that I'm not writing about an animal like King Kong. I doubt that the really, large hairy gorillas have any knowledge or opinions about politics. I doubt that those gorillas fight wars,…

August 15, 2017

RALEIGH — In 1948, a 38-year-old North Carolinian and English professor at the University of Chicago coined a memorable phrase: “ideas have consequences.”

Richard Weaver, a traditionalist conservative from the Asheville area who briefly taught at North Carolina State University…

August 15, 2017

RALEIGH — The jury's still out on whether court-ordered redistricting will reduce Republicans' power in the legislature after the 2018 election, but it's becoming clear that the new districts could force out some incumbents from both parties — including a few African-American lawmakers.…

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