May 13, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

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Better options than walking out

We are pleased that Person County volunteer fire chiefs have quashed the idea of walking off the job based on budget issues.  The group voted down the idea at a meeting Thursday and it was the better part of discretion.  More...

Don’t let promises of a tax cap fool you

It should come as no surprise to anyone that things are not always what they seem in politics.  A state Senate-passed bill calling for a constitutional amendment to cap the personal income tax is one such thing. More...

State’s anti-labor movement sinks its teeth into a wounded foe

The last major effort to repeal North Carolina’s anti-union right-to-work law occurred in 1949, so you can see the urgency of the legislature in moving this year to enshrine the law in the state Constitution. More...

Demographics matters only a little in political battles

When it comes to electoral strength, is demog raphy destiny? Leaders of both major political parties often seem to think so.  More...

PULSE POLL

THE QUESTION: Person County manager Heidi York said this week that there is not support among county commissioners for a tax increase. Is that good?  NEXT WEEK’S QUESTION:  Memorial Day is coming up in a few weeks. More...

Apologies unnecessary

To the editor:  Seems to me that apologizing for notifying parents that their children owe the school money is taking political correctness to a new level.  Accusations that the children are being bullied over money are over the top. More...