Society can’tturn its backon taunting

Children are or should be taught early on to ignore spiteful taunting, as well as to avoid delivering the taunting.Even the nation’s most venera...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Premium increase in State Health Plan detrimental

The board of trustees for the State Health Plan has approved a 2018 benefit design change that imposes a $50 monthly premium for non-Medicare retirees...

March 27th, 2017 |  


The misconceptions about HB2

All the complaints that I have read about Session Law 2016-3, House Bill 2, Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (“bathroom bill”)...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

“I have to vote to break a tie on town council’s votes all the time,” the mayor of a small North Carolina mountain town told a frien...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Legislature returns to tax reform

Legislature returns to tax reform

North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic product grew by 2.6...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Student looking for your help

I am a fifth-grade student at Cascade Christian School in the state of Washington, and I am writing a report on the state of North Carolina.I am respo...

March 26th, 2017 |  


GOP shouldback off itsprivacy attack

Maybe your microwave isn’t spying on you. Perhaps your toaster isn’t plotting nefarious acts.But don’t take off the tin-foil hat jus...

March 24th, 2017 |  


School reform requires strong leaders

School reform requires strong leaders

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


The debate over a flag

The debate over a flag

A recent editorial in the Wilson Daily Journal was titled, “Flag calls for debate, not censorship.”I disagree. Debate between the misinfor...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Raising themajority agemakes sense

North Carolina has always fancied itself among the more progressive Southern states, but for every step forward there seems to have been an unnecessar...

March 21st, 2017 |