A little empathy would be good in a split America

Empathy: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of anoth...

September 24th, 2016 updated: September 24th, 2016. |  


Pittenger’s sorry walk back

Pittenger’s sorry walk back

Congressman Robert Pittenger is trying as hard as he can to apologize for his shocking comments to the BBC this week — but it’s not workin...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Ruling favors public suit

Ruling favors public suit

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the state’s second highest court has held that public employees can sue if the state or local government units th...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Your chance Saturday to chip in for Robeson County Humane Society

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”— Mahatma GandhiIf that is the measuring stick, then Ro...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


NC’s Medicaid gap widens

NC’s Medicaid gap widens

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau included some frustrating information about North Carolina and it wasn’t just the state’s slug...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


North Carolinians have enough sense to know when, where to vote

To the Editor,I am 73 years old. I have known for most of my life that Election Day in the United States is the first Tuesday after the first Monday i...

September 21st, 2016 |  


So who raised sales tax?

So who raised sales tax?

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on ...

September 21st, 2016 |  


McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leadership that is most responsible for House Bill 2 tossed that football — well, hand grenade might be a mo...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Angst over college admissions

Angst over college admissions

The school year is fresh and new. But high school seniors with college ambitions began their academic slog weeks ago, on Aug. 1, when the Common Appli...

September 20th, 2016 updated: September 20th, 2016. |  


NC needs to honor its commitment to state retirees

NC needs to honor its commitment to state retirees

A presidential and gubernatorial election year means lots of uncertainties, especially from an economic and investment perspective. At both the nation...

September 19th, 2016 |