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Opinion

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…

April 23, 2017

There are a lot of problems out there, but I cannot believe that erectile dysfunction is a major problem confronting this country.

Yet we are deceived with commercials, one after the other, talking about how to take care of ED.

These are the types of things that used to be discussed in private with…

April 23, 2017

I do not know what the percentage of LGBT people are that live in North Carolina, but the protections they are being offered, in my opinion, are really on the unnecessary side.

I haven't heard many women say they are OK with themselves or their daughters being in a bathroom with a guy who says he…

April 22, 2017

This is the story of how two North Carolina legislatures approached court reform -- one with prudent professionalism and the other with seat-of-the-pants politics.

This is the 50th anniversary of a major overhaul of North Carolina's court system, essentially creating the modern system of District…

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April 22, 2017

The Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities would like to thank the more than 300 residents across Nash and Edgecombe counties who participated in the Community Health Survey conducted in mid to late March. Residents shared their opinions on what they felt most influences quality of…

April 22, 2017

Under ObamaCare, my insurance premium has gone up from $500 a month to $650 a month.

A 30 percent increase since ObamaCare was passed.

ObamaCare has sent private insurance rates to the moon.

We don't need a new health care plan; just repeal this truly awful piece of legislation and let everyone…

April 21, 2017

We just completed one of the two most holy days celebrated in the United States, we who call ourselves "the most Christian nation in the world." Easter Sunday was beautiful and a reminder that Christ's resurrection assured all of His believers that eternal life for us is guaranteed, not here on the…

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April 21, 2017

Unlike Ms. Mesko and Mr. Arnow who were apparently born into affluent middle-income or upper-income families I was born into poverty. My family were sharecroppers at the time of my birth. My father on many occasions after my birth worked as many as three jobs with my mother working another job. It…

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