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OPINION

Free speech isn't about power

By Corey Friedman
| June 14, 2021

Seeking to burnish his reputation as a reformer, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman openly criticized ...

Weekly devotional

Yielding good fruit on the True Vine

June 9, 2021

Isaiah 5:3-5 (ESV) “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vi...

Jean McCamy

VIEWS AND REVIEWS

The time is ripe for summer

By Jean McCamy
| June 9, 2021

Now that I am over my post-wisdom-tooth-extraction pity party, I’m looking forward to having a real ...

N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore, left, recently hosted term limits supporter Tim “Izzy” Israel for a meal at Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby. Israel is walking from Florida to the state of Washington to raise support for a congressional term limits amendment.

OPINION

Term limit supporter bares his soles

By Corey Friedman
| June 7, 2021

When he wasn’t lugging amplifiers and leading sound checks, Tim “Izzy” Israel swapped stories with c...

John Hood

OPINION

Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives

By John Hood
| June 8, 2021

North Carolinians are closely divided when it comes to party preference. Our state has long been one...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

What economic lessons has the pandemic taught us?

By Mike Walden
| June 8, 2021

Although I no longer teach students in the classroom — having retired after 43 years at N.C. State U...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Help wanted, but many workers aren't interested

By Tom Campbell
| June 3, 2021

All across North Carolina, “Face Masks Required” postings on businesses are being replaced by “Help ...

John Hood

OPINION

Will hybrids drive the economy?

By John Hood
| June 3, 2021

RALEIGH — Plenty of politicians, planners and business folks think they know what North Carolina’s p...

George Kolar

Commentary | God’s Poet

Lighthouse visit stirs poet’s mind

By George Kolar
| June 3, 2021

Visiting an old lighthouse some years ago, I thought of how many ships had sailed by, saved by the l...

Jean McCamy

VIEWS AND REVIEWS

I feel like whining this week

By Jean McCamy
| June 2, 2021

I had some things rattling around in my head that I thought I might like to pursue for a column this...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: He can deliver us from anything

By Grace Ministries USA
| June 3, 2021

1 Samuel 17:37 (ESV) “And David said, ‘The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from t...

Patricia Schoch

Commentary

Stay away from this traffic

By Patricia Schoch
| June 3, 2021

As I write this piece, I am sitting on my couch with my feet propped up, musing about the day, and f...

OPINION

Commencement speech censors stand down

By Corey Friedman
| May 31, 2021

As high schools across the country resume traditional graduation ceremonies following a pandemic-imp...

Johnnie Hamilton of Stancil Sign and Lighting Service helps guide a rusty section of the V. Simpson whirligig down for repair at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in July 2018.

COMMENTARY

Whirligigs to the rescue

By D.G. Martin
| May 31, 2021

Why make the small eastern North Carolina city of Wilson my first post-COVID breakout vacation trip?...

John Hood

OPINION

Crisis hastened health care reforms

By John Hood
| May 31, 2021

RALEIGH — For all the suffering and damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s at least one sil...

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