Cooper faces key choice

Cooper faces key choice

RALEIGH — In what direction will North Carolina go under a Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper, and a Republican General Assembly? There are t...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Cooper now has a reason to celebrate HB2

As Pat McCrory prepares to exit the stage to the far right as a one-term governor in North Carolina, he has become a convenient object of derision by ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Trump’s tour should be called ‘fooled you’

News and ObserverPresident-elect Donald Trump rolled into Fayetteville Tuesday as part of his “thank you” tour of key states that won him ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Students told to fight back

Students told to fight back

Responding to the Nov. 28 Ohio State University assault that led to 11 injuries, the University of North Carolina is encouraging security officials at...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Burr win deserves spotlight

Burr win deserves spotlight

RALEIGH — During the fall campaign in North Carolina, the presidential and gubernatorial races captured most of the attention. That was understa...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Legislation is a lifesaver

Legislation is a lifesaver

Sadly, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, Alzheimer’s, or addiction. Many of us also have loved ones afflicted with rarer dise...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Deep, capable crowd lining up in sheriff’s race

If you enjoyed the recent presidential race, perhaps the most contentious in our nation’s history, then stay tuned for the Robeson County sherif...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


GOP suffers power loss

GOP suffers power loss

That sound you hear from Raleigh these days is coming from leading North Carolina Republicans, astonished that their iron grip on state government is ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


GOP factions can unite

GOP factions can unite

WASHINGTON — The first time I lived in the nation’s capital, Ronald Reagan was president. The conservatives I knew there were proud of the...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Expect modest DPI changes

Expect modest DPI changes

The election of Donald Trump and the drama surrounding North Carolina’s gubernatorial race have overshadowed down-ballot, comparatively low-prof...

December 1st, 2016 |