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April 26, 2017

Friends and readers — lawmakers here in Raleigh are taking a swipe at your local newspaper.

Last week, Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, won committee approval for a bill that would let cities and counties bypass the daily broadsheet or weekly tabloid and post all sorts of public notices —…

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April 26, 2017

The transgender bathroom issue has been discussed widely in the state of North Carolina. No one is saying we should let men use the women’s restrooms, except maybe some fear mongering ideologues.

National Geographic did an excellent article about transgender children in its January 2017 issue.…

April 26, 2017

In Bible times, true believers were told don't marry, don't do it.

This instruction from the top to forego marriage was for believers only.

Today Christians are the only ones bothering to get married.

Unbelievers don't get married.

They move in together and they have children together, but they…

April 25, 2017

Last week, the state of Arkansas, which had executed exactly nobody since 2005, put to death Ledell Lee for the crime of murdering Debra Reese in 1993. Why now — 11 years after the last execution, 24 years after the crime? Because the chemicals used for lethal injection were about to expire.…

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April 25, 2017

We are so divided now.

We go to our own movies, we listen to our own music, we have our own political candidates.

Sports is the only thing we do together.

We all watch the same games, the Super Bowl, the NCAA championship, ACC etc.

Sports is the only thing that unites us.…

April 24, 2017

Let’s consider the case of the wrong-way warships.

Last week, North Korea was planning a big celebration in honor of its founder’s birthday. For North Koreans, holiday fun is short on barbecues and high on weaponry. The big parade in Pyongyang featured monster canisters that…

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April 24, 2017

The chief selling point for the Christian faith in America is the promise of eternal life.

It is the same reason the emperor in ancient Rome made Christianity the state religion.

Men do not necessarily want to be good, but men want to be immortal.

April 23, 2017

An audit report released Friday by the N.C. State Board of Elections certainly puts the issue of voter fraud in North Carolina into perspective.

An investigation into the 2016 election found that 508 people who weren’t eligible to vote cast ballots last November, a small fraction of the 4.8…

April 23, 2017

A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business investment is a bad idea — because it discourages the purchase of plants and equipment, and, thus, job creation and income growth.

Here in our…

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April 23, 2017

Here is the perfect example of compromised justice.

A Pitt County man selling heroin for years to Greenville and surrounding counties including Nash and Edgecombe received a minimal sentence of almost 19 years but is able to reduce that with good behavior.

The sad part of this is that we the people…

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