May 28, 2018

The Heritage Foundation is making real progress in developing solutions for school safety.


Firearms are used in self-defense hundreds of thousands of times each year.

Most gun-related crimes are carried out with illegally owned firearms — as much as 80 percent, according to some…

May 28, 2018

In North Carolina and across the country, rank-and-file Democrats are counting on a big blue wave to wash over congressional, legislative and local elections this year, as well as over gubernatorial contests in the majority of states that, unlike ours, elect their governors in non-presidential…

john hood

May 27, 2018

I just read another letter with another approach at solving the gun violence problem in the United States. The writer felt that the gun violence problem is being caused by the gun industry.

Gun violence in the United States is not being caused by the gun, the NRA or the gun manufactures. Gun…

May 26, 2018

After hearing what is apparently taking place in our General Assembly we have to ask why we even need 170 members in the General Assembly? We could save millions of dollars, free up lots of office space and greatly simplify state government if we permanently furloughed 150 or more of them. They…

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May 26, 2018

Recent events in Gaza were reminiscent of TV scenes from Birmingham during the civil rights struggle in the 1960s.

Palestinians using slingshots in the face of "shoot to kill" orders from Netanyahu's mililtary left 60 dead and 2,700 injured. When such events take place in Syria, Nickki Haley…

May 26, 2018

What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?

Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill this Memorial Day face a nasty choice. If they undercook their hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets, their family and…

May 25, 2018

Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Trump is sure to provoke. It's here.

On Sunday, via Twitter, Trump demanded that the Justice Department concoct a transparently political investigation, with the aim of smearing veteran professionals at Justice and the FBI and also throwing…

Eugene Robinson

May 25, 2018

Thank you Mary Ann Kannon May for inspiring me to write this letter expressing concern and support for Rocky Mount Gynecology and Women's Health Drs. Adkins, Brantley and High.

I have been a patient of Dr. Adkins for 28 years and I entrusted my primary health care to this practice for most of these…

May 24, 2018

In a recent interview with NPR, Trump's chief of staff John Kelly described the illegal aliens pouring across our border in the most gentle manner imaginable.

He said that illegal aliens aren't "bad people," but also "not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern…


May 24, 2018

Today, we find ourselves living in a society where unethical decision-making has become a way of life.

Such decisions are self-centered and not intended for the common good of all. Unethical decisions test the endurance of right over wrong. People who "speak truth to power" are quickly labeled as…

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