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Patricia Schoch

COMMENTARY

In pandemic’s wake, who are we now?

By Patricia Schoch
| November 29, 2021

I recently watched a fascinatingly terrifying miniseries called “Hot Zone” that dramatized the searc...

John Hood

OPINION

Racial preferences are ending soon

By John Hood
| November 29, 2021

The state of Washington has it. California has it. Michigan has it. Oklahoma has it. Nebraska has it...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Roy Cooper’s remarkable feat

By Alexander H. Jones
| November 29, 2021

When a Civitas Institute poll came out showing Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval rating two points underwat...

John Hood

OPINION

Infrastructure bill did us no favors

By John Hood
| November 24, 2021

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law on Nov. 15 attracted the vot...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

For Christmas, end war on marijuana

By Thomas L. Knapp
| November 24, 2021

You’ve seen the headlines. So have I. For example, a Nov. 23 story in my local paper, the Gainesvill...

Brandy Bynum Dawson

COMMENTARY

Shopping local: The gift that keeps giving

By Brandy Bynum Dawson
| November 24, 2021

“When you prioritize local purchase decisions, you are putting meals on the tables of your neighbors...

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Adding NCHSAA oversight is a wise compromise

A Wilson Times editorial
| November 24, 2021

The sausage-making isn’t always pretty, but sometimes, committee review and bipartisan debate transf...

Editorial

Our Opinion: It’s not too late to bring records into the sunlight

A Wake Weekly editorial
| October 21, 2021

As North Carolina lawmakers continue hammering out a state budget, they can make the most of their e...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

Editorial

Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

A Wake Weekly editorial
| September 9, 2021

North Carolina legislators seem to be OK with gambling just so long as the House — the one that meet...

Guest Editorial

Protect charter school students’ civil liberties

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 20, 2021

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case co...

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...

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