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John Hood

OPINION

Merit pay for teachers boosts student success

By John Hood
| August 2, 2021

RALEIGH — How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wok...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

Democrats’ familiar debate: Left or center?

By Gary Pearce
| August 2, 2021

The headline raised the dreaded “c-word” that deeply divides Democrats — centrist: “Jackson projects...

D.G. Martin

OPINION

The ugliest word, or the sweetest

By D.G. Martin
| August 2, 2021

Revenge. It may be the ugliest word in the English language. Or the sweetest when it describes a pol...

Joe Weaver

HUMOR

Navigating brain fog with humor and grace

By Joe Weaver
| August 1, 2021

Before I get into this week’s column, allow me to warn some of you that you might find it offensive....

Cheri Beasley

OPINION

Keep middle-class tax cut to boost NC families

By Cheri Beasley
| August 1, 2021

Earlier this month, families across North Carolina breathed a sigh of relief in July as the middle-c...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

Should wage and price controls return?

By Mike Walden
| July 31, 2021

Fifty years ago, I was sitting in a summer school class studying microeconomics. I had just switched...

Editorial

Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wake Weekly editorial
| July 29, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

Details of disciplinary actions taken against government employees are already public record in 36 other states. Senate Bill 355 would unlock that information for North Carolina taxpayers.

Guest Editorial

Transparency foes don’t represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 27, 2021

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff...

Guest editorial

NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 12, 2021

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes somethi...

Butner Community Association members clean up garbage near Interstate 85.

Editorial

Our Opinion: Volunteers show heart by cleaning up trash

A Butner-Creedmoor News editorial
| May 7, 2021

Thumbs up to the Butner Community Association and other local volunteers who got up early to pick up...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

Editorial

Our Opinion: Lift veil of secrecy shrouding public employee records

A Butner-Creedmoor News editorial
| March 18, 2021

Your taxes pay their salaries, but when police officers, teachers and other public-sector workers ar...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

Editorial

Our Opinion: Counties once again looking to operate in the dark

February 5, 2021

Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in the N.C. General Ass...

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