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Niki Layne

COMMENTARY

‘Screaming bridge’ gives ghost hunters a scare

By Niki Layne
| September 25, 2021

In my work — well, my volunteer work for the paranormal research society I am a part of — we go on a...

Josh Stein

COMMENTARY

Protect your loved ones from grandparent scams

By Josh Stein
| September 25, 2021

Over the past year and a half of this pandemic, we’ve all been more worried than ever about our love...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

Should economic growth be a goal?

By Mike Walden
| September 25, 2021

Although today we live in a fractious political environment, there is one area of widespread agreeme...

OPINION

Flag censors flunk patriotism test

By Corey Friedman
| September 23, 2021

When Oregon school officials tried to banish political symbols from the classroom, English teacher G...

John Hood

OPINION

Labor force shouldn’t be shrinking

By John Hood
| September 23, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy has enjoyed a substantial recovery from the depths of the Great S...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Comments from the clip file

By Tom Campbell
| September 23, 2021

Every columnist keeps a “clip file” — articles, stories or ideas from which to write future pieces. ...

Yesterday’s luxuries are today’s necessities

By Joe Weaver
| September 22, 2021

A co-worker and I had a conversation about generations. I am older than he by about 20 years, and we...

The downsides of our know-it-all tech

By Jean McCamy
| September 22, 2021

My computer and phone are getting too big for their britches. They both think they’re smarter than I...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: Walking in delight

By Grace Ministries USA
| September 24, 2021

Psalm 37:23-24 (ESV) “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in His way; t...

L. Ron Pringle

COMMENTARY

Addressing the root causes of hunger

By L. Ron Pringle
| September 22, 2021

Across the nation, food banks like Inter-Faith Food Shuttle saw a spike in need due to the pandemic ...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

AOC unmasks the ruling class

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 20, 2021

“Working-class Bronx native” served Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., well as “elect me” schtic...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Losing our grandchildren, and finding them again

By D.G. Martin
| September 20, 2021

In some North Carolina houses, this is a time of empty rooms and empty spaces. Children, so long eve...

John Hood

OPINION

Income and poverty facts matter

By John Hood
| September 20, 2021

The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

‘It can’t happen here,’ Down Under edition

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 20, 2021

Clever tweets tend to morph in content and meaning over time. I don’t know where this one originated...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

NC’s anti-labor record a shameful betrayal

By Alexander H. Jones
| September 20, 2021

At the height of his cultural influence, Woody Guthrie took an interest in a tiny North Carolina mou...

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