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It may have been disconcerting Wednesday to live in North Carolina and see Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper celebrating the move of his team’s headquarters with South Carolina officials. On the … more
The Supreme Court will soon rule in a case that could give corporations effective veto power over which of their interactions with our government they get to hide from Americans. Justices must side … more
During World War II, young couples in love, separated due to military service, had very few options to communicate with one another. There was no internet or Facebook, and no cell phones, Skype or … more
Cubs hitter Albert Almora Jr. was in anguish last Wednesday night in Houston after his line-drive foul ball struck a young girl. He knew immediately after making contact that he’d sent a dangerous … more
Following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech 12 years ago, professor and poet Nikki Giovanni delivered a stirring address that included a simple truth. “No one deserves a tragedy.” It is a … more
On Wednesday, 24-year-old Emma Semler was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for her friend’s overdose death. The Inquirer’s Jeremy Roebuck and Aubrey Whelan reported that in 2014, Emma met … more
Justice came four decades too late, but it finally arrived under overcast skies May 23 in rural Greene County. Charles Ray Finch, a Wilson native who was railroaded through the court system and … more
North Carolina isn’t an especially welcoming or happy place for independent-minded municipal officials. The Old North State’s founders wrote a constitution that makes it clear that all the … more
This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember those who have died in defense of our liberties. Following is a list of area people who have made that sacrifice. Let’s always … more
Last week, North Carolina became the first state to file a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc., maker of a top-selling electronic cigarette, contending that it targets underage youths with its products. … more
Johnston County’s school board chairman censored a concerned citizen’s remarks last week, enforcing a ban on discussion of personnel matters that a neighboring county scrapped last year after … more
It is an understatement to say that a hole was left in the Dunn community when former mayor and current Harnett County Commissioner Abe Elmore died Sunday. The influence of this great man was felt … more
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