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OPINION

Supreme Court case pits schools against parents

By Corey Friedman
| March 6, 2021

Battle lines are being redrawn in a First Amendment case on the Supreme Court’s docket. What started...

Jean McCamy

Commentary | Views and Reviews

Birds know spring is around the corner

By Jean McCamy
| March 4, 2021

I have a raging fever — spring fever! With all the cold, wet, gray weather we’ve had this winter it ...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: Steady steps lead to righteousness

By Grace Ministries USA
| March 4, 2021

Psalm 119:133 (ESV) “Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominio...

James Gailliard

OPINION

Keep local government accountable, transparent

By James Gailliard
| March 3, 2021

Too often, the news is dominated by what divides us as Americans. Yet, there are values I think we a...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

What is Roy Cooper's special sauce?

By Gary Pearce
| March 1, 2021

A national reporter recently wrote a flattering article about Gov. Roy Cooper, but seemed flummoxed ...

John Hood

OPINION

Reduce health care's cost, not just its price

By John Hood
| March 1, 2021

RALEIGH — Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need.  One possible re...

OPINION

Private flag, sign rules stifle speech

By Corey Friedman
| February 28, 2021

Mark Silverstein is seizing his chance to wedge a foot in the door for free speech. After suing a su...

OPINION

Who cares about public notices? You should

By Dean Ridings
| February 25, 2021

One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are require...

John Hood

OPINION

Higher costs won't help economy

By John Hood
| March 1, 2021

RALEIGH — If you think the cost of living is too low, I bear good tidings. The Biden administration ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Keeping kids first in education

By Tom Campbell
| March 1, 2021

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an a...

Jean McCamy

Commentary | Views and Reviews

Questions from jar jostle memories

By Jean McCamy
| February 25, 2021

I had a lot of aunts and uncles, but very few cousins and none close to me either in age or geograph...

John Hood

OPINION

Picking winners is for losers

By John Hood
| March 1, 2021

RALEIGH — When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top ...

OPINION

Add student press freedom to the syllabus

By Corey Friedman
| February 22, 2021

In Indiana, student journalists say Plainfield High School prevented them from reporting a classmate...

Laree Lewis

Commentary

Review: Grisham’s Jake Brigance back in ‘A Time for Mercy’

By Laree Lewis
| February 18, 2021

“It was long after midnight when the headlights finally appeared ... she watched him get out ... and...

Jean McCamy

Commentary

Predictable impeachment trial still captivates

By Jean McCamy
| February 18, 2021

I didn’t plan to watch the impeachment trial. Why should I? I saw most of the Jan. 6 riot on TV as i...

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Sheriff: Franklin detention officer, 3 inmates smuggled in drugs, contraband

From staff reports
| March 8, 2021

LOUISBURG — A Franklin County Detention officer and three inmates were arrested and charged with sup...

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Coronavirus Crisis

Envision Science Academy reports outbreak of COVID-19

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest charter school has an outbreak of COVID-19, authorities said. Envision S...

This Dec. 2  photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Coronavirus Crisis

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in Wake County

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 5, 2021

RALEIGH — More than 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were transferred to 29 different vaccine providers ...