Gospel music legend leaves a lasting legacy
July 16, 2011 - 7:11pm
Family, friends and fans bid a loving farewell Saturday to Gospel music legend Bishop F.C. Barnes.
Snakes don’t need a plane to be dangerous
July 15, 2011 - 6:34pm
Remember when all you had to fear during the summer was sunburn and sharks?
Leave community colleges as they are
July 14, 2011 - 9:09pm
It’s hard to think of an educational institution that has been more picked on in North Carolina than the state’s otherwise outstanding system of community colleges.
Transparency should guide pension plan
July 13, 2011 - 8:41pm
One of the perks of working for the state of North Carolina is its well-funded, well-managed pension plan.
Suddenlink upgrades business picture
July 12, 2011 - 6:52pm
It would be easy to welcome Suddenlink’s network upgrade announcement last week as good news for television junkies.
There’s a better way to create districts
July 11, 2011 - 6:04pm
It should come as little surprise that Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly have abandoned any sense of impartial representation in their approach to redistricting.
School districts soldier on despite deep cuts
July 10, 2011 - 10:56pm
By no stretch of the imagination could we describe this newly begun fiscal year as a step in the right direction for education in North Carolina.
Nashville redistricting complaints lack merit
July 9, 2011 - 7:05pm
It’s difficult to understand the complaints lodged by Nashville officials last week over the redistricting plan for Nash County commissioners’ districts.
After Atlantis, we still should boldly go ...
July 8, 2011 - 4:28pm
The final voyage of the 30-year NASA space shuttle program has begun. So what do we do now?
A big deal for a little bottle of barbecue sauce
July 7, 2011 - 8:27pm
Singing the praises of a particular barbecue sauce in Eastern North Carolina can be more contentious than wearing a Duke cap to a Tar Heel alumni meeting.
No justice for little Caylee Anthony
July 6, 2011 - 9:41pm
There are two juries in every sensational media trial.
Veterans Park a fitting way to say thanks
July 5, 2011 - 11:14pm
It’s probably a little early to plan a weekend trip around Veterans Day in November, but you could do far worse than taking a two-hour drive to Fayetteville.
Give us our ball back – the alternatives won’t do
July 4, 2011 - 7:06pm
Baseball became America’s pastime after the Civil War, a dark period when the country needed and celebrated a shared love for spirited competition.
Sense of pride in independence spurs greatness
July 3, 2011 - 9:00pm
The night sky will be lit up with the red glare of rockets being launched across the nation.
Another plea for independent redistricting
July 2, 2011 - 3:30pm
With the heavy lifting of the $19 billion state budget behind them, North Carolina lawmakers turn their attention now to something really politically contentious — redistricting.
Budget session smoother than other states
July 1, 2011 - 8:43pm
When historians look back at this legislative session, the general consensus will be that things could have gone much worse.
North Carolina belt-tightening begins today
June 30, 2011 - 9:39pm
Buy a T-shirt today, and it’ll cost you a few cents less than it would have yesterday.
Manley, McMahon leave community a better place
June 29, 2011 - 5:51pm
Rocky Mount bids goodbye today to two public servants who made a big difference in our community — Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley and Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Rick McMahon.
School calendar change has big impact
June 28, 2011 - 11:01pm
Adding five days of class to the state school calendar isn’t quite as easy as deciding to close down a mom and pop hamburger stand a couple of hours early.
Perdue puts her stamp on GOP legislation
June 27, 2011 - 9:22pm
For a state that didn’t even have a gubernatorial veto law a decade ago, Gov. Bev Perdue certainly is giving her stamp a workout.
Steps to take ahead tough, but long overdue
June 26, 2011 - 10:25pm
A task force appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue is throwing open the curtains of an ugly and embarrasingly vast chapter of our state’s past.
Sale of fire-dousing plane was short-sighted
June 25, 2011 - 4:00pm
Smoke from coastal wildfires once again drifted through the Twin Counties last week, blanketing the area in a foul-smelling haze.
It's time for Afghanistan war to wind down
June 24, 2011 - 4:05pm
The war in Afghanistan entered a new stage this week after President Barack Obama announced that 33,000 troops will come home by the middle of next year.
Outdated tech slows state’s tax collection efforts
June 23, 2011 - 5:21pm
It’s time for North Carolina technology to catch up with millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.
Pass the sunscreen – and some real ratings
June 22, 2011 - 5:50pm
The sights and scents of summer — sunny beaches, golden tans, coconut oil ... and a new system of federally approved skin protection ratings.