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After years of trying to pass laws to require photo IDs for voting, the Republican-led legislature finally succeeded grandly on Nov. 6 when its proposed constitutional amendment requiring such passed … more
Here’s the most important thing to understand about the vote counts and recounts taking place in Georgia and Florida: This is how the process plays out. It’s normal, and necessary. It’s how we … more
A natural disaster is bearing down on our country, one assured to take the lives of thousands and hospitalize tens of thousands more: the annual flu epidemic. Last year’s strains were particularly … more
Members of the N.C. General Assembly will get some legislative exercise to help burn off their Thanksgiving calories this year, returning to Raleigh for a late-November special session that will, … more
Voters handed the leadership faction in North Carolina’s General Assembly a couple of black eyes last Tuesday. First, two proposed constitutional amendments — which would have turned court … more
A false alarm about a mass shooting in a nearby school should still be a signal to us: gun-law reform is long overdue. There was significant trepidation in the Triad early Friday morning as … more
How can we say thank you For everything that you’ve done; Defending our rights and freedom In the wars you’ve fought and won. How can we say thank you For leaving families and … more
Hotheaded student-athletes and spiteful spectators gave the high school sports scene a black eye this week. Wilson County Schools leaders sidelined Hunt and Fike high schools from postseason play … more
It’s natural to think of worst case scenarios when such a scenario is right before your eyes. So it was last Monday when a Butler High School student was shot and killed by another student during a … more
The Pentagon and independent military analysts say that by year’s end, we’re likely to have spent at least $200 million to send military units to our borders to repulse the “caravan” of … more
With all the doom and gloom in the world, it’s nice to be reminded that there are good, unselfish people among us. So it was a couple of weeks ago when Aiken, S.C., residents Wayne Heath and his … more
What does it take to get our attention? Those of us who still have common sense must be wondering this as we watch tragedy after tragedy unfold, experience or see natural disasters unleash their … more
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