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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch was Tuesday, the landing on Saturday. Those who witnessed the events might wax nostalgic for a day when Americans came together to support a … more
GUEST EDITORIAL A recent increase in fox sightings serves as a good reminder that for all our civilized ways, we’re living on land that was previously inhabited by wild animals. Some are still … more
The most thunderous booms of the #MeToo movement have come when clusters of women all point at the same powerful men. A chorus of allegations rises from a Chicago music studio or a Palm Beach … more
State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
Ross Perot’s legendary list of lifetime achievements should start with “captured the imagination.” Brilliant in business, generous and demanding, driven, quirky and colorful, Perot was as … more
Robocalls come in all manner of teeth-gnashing manifestations. One of the latest: We answer a call, but suspecting a robocall, we say nothing. After a moment’s pause, a voice says, “Hello?” … more
GUEST EDITORIAL If your tax dollars are paying to lobby North Carolina lawmakers on their behalf, local governing bodies should make sure you’re seeing a return on the investment. In a laudable … more
No one owns the law, because the law belongs to everyone. It’s a principle that seems so obvious that most people wouldn’t give it a second thought. But that’s what is at issue in Georgia v. … more
If you’re one of the evidently healthy people who has decided that 50 is the new 40, here’s a dose of sobering news. The big decline in deaths due to heart disease that the U.S. has enjoyed over … more
RALEIGH — Our immigration system is clearly broken. The consequences are evident on our borders, in our judicial system, and right here in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Gov. Roy Cooper, Democratic … more
Charles Ray Finch is finally free. But after serving 43 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he left state custody with little more than the clothes on his back. No mortal can return … more
We hear it all the time: “Time flies by when you’re having fun!” And it truly does, because if you’re not having fun things seem to take forever or feel sluggish. It never fails that the … more
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