May 23, 2017

North Carolina is now the last state in the Union that prosecutes 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. (New York, the only other holdout, is now phasing out the practice.)

That could soon change, however, as a brave, bipartisan band of Tar Heel legislators seems on the verge of raising the age of…

May 22, 2017

Erica Smith-Ingram grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina, attended the N.C. School of Science and Math in Durham and earned an engineering degree at N.C. A&T. She went on to work for Boeing and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Then, in 2003, she returned to teach science and math in…


May 21, 2017

A fellow grocery shopper reminded Glen Webb last week that a county commissioner can’t bring up even the possibility of a tax increase without facing at least one good tirade. All the poor guy wanted to do was buy some peanut butter when a taxpayer who had been following news about the Pitt…


May 20, 2017

Laurels — To an investment in Greenville’s Convention District. Caremaster LLC, which specializes in restoring structures damaged by water and fire, is investing more than $600,000 to rehab the old Grainger warehouse building on Dexter Street, thanks to a city-backed…


May 19, 2017

The particularly nasty computer program dubbed “WannaCry” that attacked hospitals, businesses and government agencies around the world this past weekend was like a cybercrime highlight reel, a compilation of by-now familiar elements — conscience-free cybercriminals, an obscure…

China Global Cyberattack Ransomware-4

May 17, 2017

President Donald Trump's disclosure of highly classified information to senior Russian officials was the most disturbing demonstration yet that he is dangerously unprepared to handle sensitive national security matters. On Tuesday, Trump essentially confirmed a Washington Post report that he…

Trump Russia Intelligence-1

May 16, 2017

Government censors will review a comedian’s crude joke about the head of state and determine whether punishment is warranted.

That sounds like a dispatch from Turkey, Iran, Venezuela or Thailand, nations that lack the United States’ free-speech protections and where insulting the…

People Colbert Trump

May 15, 2017

North Carolina’s projected budget surplus now has grown to $580.5 million, up from $552.5 million. The news ought to encourage some great ideas and broader horizons from legislative leaders — more money for public education, perhaps a guarantee of more than one year for arts and music…

Phil Berger

May 14, 2017

The Greenville City Council on Thursday ignored loud objections and obvious signs that the city’s student housing market is saturated when it voted unanimously for a zoning change that will allow for a new 656-bed development on Charles Boulevard a short distance north of Fire Tower Road.…


May 13, 2017

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill’s medical school recently found that food scarcity contributes to malnutrition in older adults. That seems easy to figure out. But why is malnutrition allowed to happen at all?

“There is an existing national system of food assistance programs, such as…

121 stories in Editorials. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 13
        Next Page»   Last Page»