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BJ DRYE COLUMN: Remembering Roscoe Hatley and Geneva Moore

Sometimes we don’t even know we know someone until they are gone. Roscoe Hatley died this week. He helped form Oakboro Fire Department and ran ... Read more

2 days ago by BJ Drye.

CURCIO’S CORNER: A true superhero

I have not written a column for a while, but the recent passing of someone has prompted me to share with you about how one ... Read more

2 days ago by Charles Curcio.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Effect of state policy isn’t huge

For years, North Carolina conservatives and progressives argued incessantly about the effects of the state’s rightward turn. Conservatives said lower taxes and less regulation tend ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: We need more and better policing

One of the best ways to save black lives and help poor North Carolinians would be to increase funding for North Carolina police departments and ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

GARY PEARCE COLUMN: Cooper maps an alternative path

North Carolina may go a third straight year without a new state budget. We definitely will go an 11th straight year without a budget written ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: A missing woman in Manteo and it’s not Virginia Dare

What happened to her? If you raise this question in Manteo on Roanoke Island at the edge of the Outer Banks, people will think you ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Swapping stories

Last weekend we planned to have an author signing at Father and Son Produce Market for our new book, “EncouragingU: Summer Stories.” We had hoped ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Truth again, whole truth

Truth was foundational for me from the Problems of American Democracy high school class that helped form my critical thinking into today, and especially throughout ... Read more

6 days ago by SNAP Letters.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: We all want better schools

North Carolinians disagree about a great deal. But here’s a proposition virtually all of us endorse: the future of our state is closely tied to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Electoral outcomes aren’t inevitable

Will North Carolina Republicans have smashing victories in the 2022 midterms? Many politicos are acting as if they will, and it isn’t hard to understand ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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