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Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Of pockets, legs and polarization

By Thomas L. Knapp
| January 19, 2022

“For the people who actually study the origins of civil wars, not just in the U.S., but as a class o...

Rob Schofield

OPINION

5 key facts on the inflation blame game

By Rob Schofield
| January 19, 2022

The subject of inflation has been on many tongues in the public policy world of late — especially as...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Scots-Irish roots shape our Southern dialect

By D.G. Martin
| January 17, 2022

“Prove it.” One of this column’s readers challenged me to back up my recent assertion that some Amer...

John Hood

OPINION

Exit polls offer useful insights

By John Hood
| January 17, 2022

Every two years, exit pollsters attempt to survey voters who’ve just cast ballots. They post intervi...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Poll presents compelling, alarming picture of NCGOP

By Alexander H. Jones
| January 17, 2022

From time to time, it is wise to consult a statistical portrait of the nation’s politics. Politics c...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

How deep is our economic divide?

By Mike Walden
| January 17, 2022

The term “economic divide” is commonly used today. It can refer to several aspects in our economy, s...

OPINION

Labor board: Take your politics to work

By Corey Friedman
| January 13, 2022

The National Labor Relations Board wants to open the door to workplace activism, but winning its cas...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Is justice blind to party labels?

By Tom Campbell
| January 12, 2022

If asked to identify a symbol for justice, most of us would picture a blindfolded Lady Liberty holdi...

John Hood

OPINION

Our sky was never falling

By John Hood
| January 15, 2022

From July 2020 to July 2021, there was a net inflow of 637,729 Americans into these top five destina...

Band

Commentary

Truth and trust in our newspapers

By Gary Band
| January 12, 2022

In speaking with some of the people I’ve mentioned in these columns, two things are consistently mad...

D.G. Martin

OPINION

Civil war: ‘Our people’ vs. ‘my people’?

By D.G. Martin
| January 11, 2022

To live in interesting times — is it a blessing or a curse? To live in the era of Donald Trump would...

John Hood

COMMENTARY

Revolutionary history surrounds us

By John Hood
| January 10, 2022

When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical fantasy called “Mountain ...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Democrats’ ‘Red Dog’ dilemma

By Alexander H. Jones
| January 10, 2022

During the Donald Trump presidency, suburban areas were a gold mine for Democrats. Across the Sun Be...

Joe Weaver

COMMENTARY

Couple confronts reality of ‘till death do us part’

By Joe Weaver
| January 8, 2022

Within the last few years, I have gotten very conscious of my mortality. I don’t think I am going to...

OPINION

Congress can’t regulate social media

By Corey Friedman
| January 8, 2022

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is on a rampage after Twitter deactivated her account and Facebook place...

Band

Opinion

Country roads and growing communities

By Gary Band
| January 6, 2022

Over the past three weeks it’s been a pleasure to walk around some of the downtown districts in our ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

ECU Health partnership is good news

By Tom Campbell
| January 5, 2022

Having lived through the past couple of years, you will no doubt agree with the 1983 Anne Murray son...

John Hood

OPINION

School closures were too risky

By John Hood
| January 8, 2022

When the news broke on Monday that one of North Carolina’s largest school districts, Cumberland Coun...

T. Ryan Gallaher

COMMENTARY

Omicron brings urgency for vaccination, safety habits

By T. Ryan Gallaher
| January 5, 2022

As eastern North Carolina continues to see rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the ...

Rob Schofield

OPINION

5 freedoms we must champion in the new year

By Rob Schofield
| January 5, 2022

Eighty-one years ago this week, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered what was, from a substantive ...


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