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Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Storm chances spike as holiday weekend approaches

By Al Thomas
| June 27, 2022

If the weather models can stay consistent, it looks as if the upcoming July Fourth weekend will prov...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Telling an aging relative she can’t drive anymore

By D.G. Martin
| June 27, 2022

North Carolina is blessed with more than its share of great writers. And I am looking over some of m...

John Hood

OPINION

Will Joe Biden really go stag?

By John Hood
| June 27, 2022

Soaring prices. Social unrest. A resurgent Russia. A military withdrawal followed by the collapse of...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

The right’s lonely war against Medicaid expansion is doomed

By Alexander H. Jones
| June 27, 2022

A dream so long enjoyed cannot cease without hardship. But the psychological pain of diminishing hop...

Kimball Shinkoskey

OPINION

America needs a national day of mourning

By Kimball Shinkoskey
| June 27, 2022

While a portion of the nation recently celebrated a day of freedom and a beginning of progress on Ju...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Monday cold front to bring showers, storms

By Al Thomas
| June 26, 2022

Daytime temperatures in our area are forecast to be typical for an early summer weekend as highs bot...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Abortion: No, Dobbs isn’t ‘decentralization’

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 26, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed down its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizat...

Christy Clark, the Democratic candidate for N.C. House District 98, asked Harris Teeter and Kroger to stop selling foam can coolers bearing pro-Second Amendment messages.

OPINION

Empty symbolism in the gun control debate

By Corey Friedman
| June 24, 2022

A product meant to keep beer and soda cans cold made Christy Clark hot under the collar. A former No...

Lib Campbell

OPINION

Avoid making oaths that aren’t worth keeping

By Lib Campbell
| June 24, 2022

Among those who pledge to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, how many are nee...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Happy ‘holiday’ from gas tax? Maybe not so much

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 24, 2022

By popular demand, President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked Congress to pass a three-month “holiday” o...

Rob Okun

COMMENTARY

Is male birth control finally at hand?

By Rob Okun
| June 22, 2022

With the Supreme Court’s expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade threatening to severely curtail w...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

NC’s political imbalance calls for change

By Tom Campbell
| June 25, 2022

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word balance. We refer to a well-balanced life as one with equ...

John Hood

OPINION

Stop punching political panic buttons

By John Hood
| June 25, 2022

Remember when rapid automation was going to render large swaths of the workforce unemployed? Politi...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

What happened to Florida’s defense of ‘parental rights’?

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 22, 2022

In late March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was all about “parental rights,” signing what critics calle...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Rain chances to rise with temperatures this week

By Al Thomas
| June 20, 2022

Much of our area still needs rain, and we have several chances during the next week. Showers and thu...

John Hood

OPINION

Licensing hurts consumers more than it helps

By John Hood
| June 20, 2022

Although North Carolina has become a demonstrably freer place to live and work over the past 10 year...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Losing our best legislator

By D.G. Martin
| June 20, 2022

The North Carolina General Assembly is losing its best member. At least that’s what the member’s dad...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

A gun safety immune response?

By Alexander H. Jones
| June 20, 2022

For years, the United States has been divided into two nations, with one of them smaller than, but d...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

After comfortable weekend, heat to come roaring back

By Al Thomas
| June 18, 2022

A large high pressure system moving down from Canada is set to give us something unusual — a very co...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Free Assange? Yes, but that’s not nearly enough

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 18, 2022

On June 17, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the United S...


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