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July 21, 2018

As a young boy I would sometimes walk out of my Greenville home and smell rotten eggs. My mother explained this smell came from the paper mill in Plymouth, some 40 air miles away.

The same could be said about smells near Canton, Roanoke Rapids or around the pulp mill in New Bern. Other smells like…

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July 21, 2018

As the summer sun heats up our homes, we turn to air conditioning to keep our homes and businesses comfortable.

The electricity we use for cooling is mostly created by burning fossil fuels, which is creating more heat and more heat trapping gasses in our atmosphere, and it is also creating more air…

July 20, 2018

President Trump is succeeding wildly in one clear, if unannounced, objective: to Make Russia Great Again.

Trump's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin went a long way toward achieving Putin's most cherished goal, which is to return his vast and complicated nation to the exalted…

Eugene Robinson

July 20, 2018

I have several things I want us to think about:

School will begin soon and I want to share some information furnished by the Equitable Child Maintenance & Access Society:

■ 63 percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.

■ 70 percent of youths in state-operated institutions come from…

July 19, 2018

Was Russia's effort to interfere in the 2016 election the most important issue on the table at President Trump's Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin? No. But it's not an unimportant issue, either, so he knew it would play a big role in the Trump-Putin post-summit news conference.

There are all…

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July 19, 2018

Here’s a few facts versus make believe.

After the 2016 presidential election, we had the following results: In Nash County, 23,319 for Trump, 23,235 for Clinton. In Wilson County, 19,663 for Clinton, 17,531 for Trump. In Edgecombe County, 16,224 for Clinton, 8,621 for Trump. Far from right…

July 18, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, leading to President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy.

The online magazine Slate declared, "Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as…

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July 17, 2018

Imagine you've just found out about a piece of state legislation that will affect your life. Maybe it's a new regulation for your business. Maybe it's a change in the tax code, or something that affects your personal liberties.

You're ready to head to the legislature to speak your mind, so you keep…

Colin Campbell

July 17, 2018

Over the past few months I have been debating with friends and acquaintances about the Bible, its contents and how many Christians apply those contents to their Christian faith.

As a novice in the study of the Bible, I have only taken religious courses in college. Over my lifetime, I have read the…

July 16, 2018

If I told you that North Carolina had one of America’s top-ranked systems of public education, there are at least three ways you could respond.

You could question what I mean by “top-ranked system.” You could challenge the factual accuracy of my claim. Or you could contest the…

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