The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

Opinion & Letters to the Editor
  • How professors are using Facebook to teach

    WASHINGTON - Technology is an established part of the lives of students. But university lecturers are becoming increasingly frustrated at how they must compete with tablets and laptops for students' attention in the lecture hall.

    July 11, 2014

  • Brent Laurenz A possible mid-summer surprise

    RALEIGH – Early voting is underway around North Carolina.
    Yes, that’s right, there’s an election on Tuesday to be exact. You might not have heard much about it, but it’s a second primary, or runoff election, following the May 6 primary.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Patrick Gannon Spending the money to save money

    RALEIGH – The irony was unmistakable.
    In a recent legislative committee meeting, House and Senate lawmakers peppered a Pat McCrory government official with questions about money the state is spending in an effort to try to save money in state government.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • D.G. Martin Preserving the controversial ones, too

    “You see him and ask: ‘Why is the statue still here? What was it he actually stood for?’ This is the kind of debate that a public work of art makes possible. We won’t change the way people think just by getting rid of a monument.”

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mike Miller No substitute for experience

    According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, last year employers made full-time job offers to 56.5 percent of their interns. Undeniably, with more and more professions requiring a mix of intellectual, technical, social and cultural skills, students will need as many opportunities as possible to gain exposure to workplace situations that test, apply and build upon the knowledge they acquire in the classroom.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paul O’Connor Liberals vs. Conservatives: What’s the differences?

    RALEIGH – After a lifetime of observing politics I’ve discovered the basic difference between liberals and conservatives.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • ent_taylorswift.jpg There's less good music now — here's why

    Taylor Swift, the seven-time Grammy winner, is known for her articulate lyrics, so there was nothing surprising about her writing a long column for The Wall Street Journal about the future of the music industry. Yet there's reason to doubt the optimism of what she had to say.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    HARTFORD, Conn. - I climbed the ladder quickly, free to work any hours in any location for any pay. I moved from market to market, always achieving a better title, a better salary. Succeeding.

    July 8, 2014

  • Larry's Sketch 6.18.14 The beach is the same, just different

    When I go back to Myrtle Beach I can’t help but notice changes compared to when I went back in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Doug Creamer Going to the beach

    We went to the beach last week. We look forward to our days at the beach all year long. Once we got the luggage unloaded and settled a little bit in our room, I went out on the balcony. I sat down on the chair and took in a deep breath of the salty air.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

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