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Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … more
Now it’s the Southern Baptists’ turn. After two Texas newspapers published detailed reports of 20 years of sexual abuse allegations involving Baptist clergy and volunteers, denominational … more
Cheri Beasley follows some formidable footsteps as the first African-American woman and second African-American to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Greensboro’s Henry … more
The news of a sweeping public lands conservation bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week sounds good on its surface — and it is. But it’s only one part of a larger environmental picture that … more
A year later, we know that the shooting that killed 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., really was different from the other mass shootings that all too … more
All of a sudden, Medicaid expansion is a big topic in Raleigh. Senate Democrats are pushing a bill, and New Hanover County’s Sen. Harper Peterson thinks it’s a good idea. We do too. Even … more
On Sunday, journalists’ inboxes overflowed with politicians’ statements of admiration for the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and his consistent independence from party. On Monday, this headline … more
Believe it or not, politicians in Washington can work together in a bipartisan way to get good things done. Sure, we just had the longest government shutdown ever. And a repeat might be in our … more
The announced merger of BB&T Corp. and SunTrust Banks Inc. of Atlanta is a seismic shocker for Winston-Salem whose lasting effects are, at best, uncertain. While Mayor Allen Joines and the … more
North Carolina shares a border, history and culture with our neighbor to the north. And we can’t help sharing the distress that many there are feeling about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and recently … more
The Johnston County Board of Education makes you jump through hoops to speak during school board meetings because it’s afraid of what you might have to say. School board members and their … more
Call it dueling schooling or just call it a win-win. Whichever way our lawmakers decide to fund the state’s long-postponed school construction needs, our kids and our society will reap big … more
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