January 23, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Old greeting cards find new life in other projects

Greeting cards are wonderful to receive, but it can be hard to decide what to do with them once they have been read and perhaps displayed for a time on a shelf or mantel. More...

The dangers of Jonas are not over

Winter Storm Jonas dealt Roxboro and Person County a fairly hefty blow throughout the day and night Friday. And, while the storm has now pushed further northward, there are still dangerous times ahead for Personians.  More...

Winter and worries in N.C.

It used to be a joke, though not a terribly funny one around here, that North Carolina in general and the Triangle in specific were brought to a standstill by just a rumor of a little snow and ice. More...

School kids can’t afford wasteful spending

RALEIGH Few stories should bother us more than the ones where public officials spend tax money for questionable expenses when that money should be used instead to educate children or provide other worthwhile public services. More...

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Most arts funding is private

RALEIGH Regardless of whether you think the National Endowment for the Arts is a wonderful organization deserving taxpayer support or an example of the federal government exceeding its proper bounds, I’m willing to bet you believe the NEA plays a big More...

Help me explain my love for homecooking eateries

My upcoming book about local, home cooking places near North Carolina’s Interstate highways has a title, North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints.  More...

PULSE POLL

THE QUESTION: Who do you think won the Thursday, Jan. 14 Republican presidential primary debate in South Carolina?  NEXT WEEK’S QUESTION:   More...