March 24, 2018

I knew Lynn was good. I just didn’t know how good until I read that Lynn Good’s total compensation package had doubled in the past two years. Good is the CEO of Duke Energy, the second largest electricity producer in the nation and her 2017 compensation totaled $21.4 million.


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March 24, 2018

When it comes to arming our teachers, it really comes down to one question. Would you rather have a gun or not?

Personally, I'd rather have a gun, or at least access to a gun.

When the shooting starts, if the shooting starts, 'tis better to take one's chances in a crossfire, than simply wind up on…

March 23, 2018

The latest "My Rocky Mount" magazine published by the City Manager's Office has made it clear that the Rocky Mount City Council and all those in the city government constantly subvert the truth when it comes to our utility fund, prices, and rates.

One article says that electricity prices will come…

March 23, 2018

It's not your imagination. Donald Trump's occupancy of the White House is every bit as insane, corrupt and dangerous as you might fear. Witness this jaw-dropping message to the sitting president of the United States from the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

"When the full extent…

Eugene Robinson

March 22, 2018

President Trump denies having an affair with an adult film actress named Stormy Daniels. Yet his lawyer and close confidant Michael Cohen paid Stormy $130,000 — using fake names and shell corporations — to buy her silence on the eve of the 2016 election.

There are only a few…

Steve and Cokie Roberts

March 22, 2018

Just amend the Constitution, the call into the paper said. Allow future presidents to serve three, four or more terms.

It's not going to happen, though. Here's why:

The tide in politics is moving towards term limits. Increasingly, voters are fed up with politicians who get elected and sent off…

March 21, 2018

David Ropeik is an instructor at Harvard and author of "How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts."

According to his writing in Washington Post:

The Education Department reports that about 50 million children attend public schools approximately 180 days per year.…

March 21, 2018

One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre.

Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to…

walter williams

March 20, 2018

Last week was Sunshine Week, the annual event where news organizations promote government transparency and analyze how well our public records and open meetings laws are working.

This year, 10 North Carolina news outlets teamed up to examine whether government agencies are following state law on…

Colin Campbell

March 19, 2018

The state legislature regularly draws fire for its decision to end an old, very generous tax break for film and TV production and replace it with a smaller, more-targeted grant program.

Industry executives issue insults. North Carolinians who used to get more work in the industry cry foul. The…

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