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February 23, 2017 - 37 minutes ago

Many North Carolina residents are unhealthy.

The facts have been documented extensively: Diabetes, stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and many other diseases take a heavy toll. Obesity and smoking are leading contributors. Poverty and lack of regular medical care for many let chronic ailments…

February 23, 2017

RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigate recent policy disputes involving the UNC system. If the accreditors conclude that something is amiss, they could sanction…

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February 23, 2017

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February 22, 2017

I am amazed after reading your recent article, “Currituck planners: No more solar farms.” The Currituck Planning Board’s recommendation that county commissioners outright ban the development of new solar farms is ludicrous.

The planning director’s concerns about solar…

February 22, 2017

During the campaign I said Donald Trump was a heavenly gift to the Republicans if only they would receive him, but guess what? They redoubled their efforts to stop him anyway. Actually, Republicans invited the entire world to come down on Trump and yet he resoundingly crushed Hillary Clinton…

February 22, 2017

I just finished watching the highlights of Donald Trump’s press conference where he rightfully excoriated the media for being basically an arm of the Democratic Party. Everyone knows the media, both in television and print, doesn’t just “lean left,” they are fully on the…

February 22, 2017

Linda McMahon, an Eastern North Carolina native who rose to become a professional wrestling magnate, became the first Tar Heel to officially join the Trump administration this week.

She was easily confirmed by the Senate as administrator of the Small Business Administration.

It seems likely that…

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February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — If the world today seems to you like a confusing or confounding place, you are certainly not alone. Sometimes it seems like a puzzle gone mad, with pieces jumping up and down on their own and leaving only a heap of unhappy and unrelated parts.

But think about it this way for a…

Georgie Anne Geyer

February 22, 2017

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February 21, 2017

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