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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

The Declaration Of Independence

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate … more

When Will These Senseless Tragedies End?

There really are no words. Two days after a gunman opened fire on our journalism colleagues at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., killing five and injuring others, we are wiping away tears … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

... Law officers and EMS personnel ... can’t unsee nor undo the tragedy when a family is told that their loved one has died. They can’t unsee nor undo the unthinkable, such as when a child is … more

Businesses Step In To Fill Gaps

A generous helping of Domino’s pizza washed down with a couple glasses of Country Time lemonade won’t do wonders for your waistline, but it’s an excellent diet for promoting liberty and … more

On Slow News Days

The life of a reporter can be one of excitement. Chasing breaking news paged out over the police scanner, digging in deep to a complex story of public interest, attending a fun community event; these … more

Another Threat To Free Press

The trade war with Canada over steel, aluminum and milk understandably grabs the headlines. But flying under the radar is the battle over Canadian newsprint, a skirmish that’s hurting businesses … more
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