December 13, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Ferguson was only a symptom

The events surrounding the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent demonstrations and riots in Ferguson, Missouri are tragic any way you assess them.  They are, however, only a symptom of a catastrophic disease. More...

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North Carolina’s long history in the movies

RALEIGH Did you know that hundreds of silent films were shot against the backdrop of the North Carolina mountains in the early 20th century? More...

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Jobs lost at a minimum

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RALEIGH Correct ideas are not always popular ones. I freely admit that most North Carolinians favor increasing the legal minimum wage, through either congressional or legislative action. More...

Pulse Poll

THE QUESTION: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory emailed supporters Tuesday announcing the launch of his upgraded website, strong evidence some say that he is planning to seek a second term in 2016. Do you think he should run again? More...

Correction

To the editor:  A glowing error appeared in a recent Courier-Times news story about my pending retirement from the General Assembly.  More...

Hollowing our military

To the editor:  I have previously written about the disastrous impact of “sequestration” on our armed forces.  Douglas Wissing delves into this topic in his article “RIF Tide” in the December 2014 issue of The Americ More...