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Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

Thumbs up to Wilson County farmers who pooled their money and labor to repair the Silver Lake dam, a fix that’s already begun transforming the dry lakebed into a reservoir for agriculture and a … more

Time For GenX Plans And Leadership

The word “GenX” entered our lives about 13 months ago. As the summer of 2017 stretched into fall, we began to understand how ubiquitous this threat to health and safety really was. The chemical … more

N.C. Voters Won’t Get Chance To Support Schools

The GOP supermajority in Raleigh has decided that it’s important to let voters decide in November on six changes to the state constitution. Perhaps no priority is more important than enshrining … more

Be The Adult

It’s about that time of the year again. Softball and baseball regular seasons have wrapped up, and All-Star teams are selected to take part in tournaments against other teams from around the state, … more

Let’s Reel The Film Industry Back To N.C.

Despite last weekend’s beautiful weather, many North Carolinians spent at least some of their time inside movie theaters, adding to the $76 million opening weekend profits of “Ant-Man and the … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

You wouldn’t think it based on our traffic and the number of homes being built, but Moore is one of 80 counties North Carolina designates as rural. ... As a rural county, Moore shares some … more

Communities Better Off With Service Of These Two Men

The Dunn and Lillington communities lost two fine public servants in less than a week. Longtime Dunn Police Officer Benjamin Morrison “Morry” Denning died July 2 and longtime Lillington Police … more

Attempted Power-Grab Plain Un-American

Yes, it’s goodbye to those pesky checks and balances our founders cherished. Thanks to tinkering by North Carolina’s General Assembly, voters this November will face a virtual book of a … more

Goodbye, Pruitt

By the time he bowed to increasing pressure and resigned as the Environmental Protection Agency administrator on Thursday, Scott Pruitt’s outrageous behavior had made even some of his conservative … more

Better Time For Primary

Our state’s next presidential primary, in 2020, will be held in March. The filing period will begin in December of the previous year. That seems awfully early to start all the political hooting and … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

... Adult smoking is on the decline, the Journal’s Richard Craver reported recently. That’s good for individual health and the nation’s health. It’s also good for children who may otherwise … more

Amendments Will Shift Power Back To People

State Sen. Rick Horner has more trust in his constituents than opponents of voter identification laws. “The citizens of North Carolina finally get to decide if they want voter ID or not,” … more
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