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Children in North Carolina aren’t learning to read fast enough or well enough. The state has invested millions. Hands are wringing, and heads are hitting hard against the wall. “Success” … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
Local government meetings can get pretty dull when the one issue you really care about isn’t on the agenda. The only people who show up to every meeting are the council members, the government staff and the reporters. And people like Billy Barfield. more
The latest Global Competitiveness Report offered another clear sign of the United States’ roaring economy as the U.S. regained the top spot as the world’s most competitive country for the first … more
This season’s flu is expected to be less severe than the previous one, but that’s not saying much. Nationwide, there were more than 80,000 flu-related deaths during the 2017-18 flu season, the … more
We are encouraging prayer to whatever higher power one might call on — prayer for the family and friends of a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed last week while conducting a traffic stop … more
Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor from Black Mountain who had been jailed in Turkey, came home over the weekend. Following pressure from the U.S. government, including … more
A distracted motorist is a dangerous motorist, and in today’s busy, high-tech world there are dozens of ways those behind the wheel of a vehicle can have their attention steered away from the road. … more
The people, not the politicians, are the intended governors. The people govern by electing representatives to manage our civic affairs. When the people do not vote or when the impact of voting is … more
Dunn suffered a loss with the death Saturday of Billy Barfield. Mr. Barfield was 79, but you couldn’t tell it with the amount of service he performed, service he performed for others. First and … more
It’s sorely tempting to criticize Harnett Central High School Principal Cindy Gordon after she reportedly kicked a student out of a football game for wearing a Donald Trump shirt. But examining … more
The rains from Hurricane Florence have ended, and much of the flooding has receded. But the effects of this disaster, especially in the poverty-stricken eastern part of our state, will persist for … more
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