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There are Americans cashing their first Social Security checks this year who had better make backup plans. By the time they hit their early 80s, the U.S. government might cut their retirement pay by … more
North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. House Bill 144, the Hands-Free N.C. … more
A bill currently before the legislature stands to do an awful lot of good for North Carolina youth, if it receives the attention and support it deserves. House Bill 725, whose sponsors are … more
As much as we worry about the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, we find reason for hope in what Michael Regan said last week when he announced that Duke Energy will be required to … more
This past Monday was Tax Day, perhaps the least appealing day on America’s national calendar. This year, however, President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave Americans something to smile … more
About 1 percent of the world’s population has Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is estimated to occur in one out of every 59 births. More than 3.5 million Americans are living with an ASD. It is for … more
This is big for Fayetteville and even bigger for North Carolina and the South. The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is an ambitious project with a simple mission: To tell the … more
GUEST EDITORIAL A bipartisan bill making its way through the state legislature with strong support would require that North Carolina public school students learn about the Holocaust, the … more
Long ago, Julian Assange wore out his welcome at Ecuador’s London embassy. Ecuador shut off his access to the internet in 2016 after WikiLeaks published emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign … more
You know the game by now: A call comes into your mobile phone. A number pops up on your screen. You don’t recognize it. Your first instinct is to decline it, but what if it’s your child’s … more
Imposing stiff penalties for drug dealers whose customers suffer overdose deaths might sound like justice, but addiction treatment advocates warn that such laws carry unintended consequences. The … more
GUEST EDITORIAL It’s dispiriting to learn about state Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes who, along with insurance and investment firm founder Greg Lindberg and others, was charged by the FBI … more
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