January 13, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

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Pay for school lunch or do without

Unpaid lunch bills are rising in Person County again. The issue raised its head last school year when Person High School administrators issued a poorly thought-out letter insisting students pay their bills or face the consequences. More...

North Carolina needs a different New Year’s tradition

“Possum out: Famous New Year’s event in Brasstown shockingly ends after one final descent” was the lead headline in last week’s Cherokee Scout, North Carolina’s westernmost newspaper.  More...

Soldiers merit our best care

To the editor:  More...

A bad idea

To the editor:  Our county commissioners are absolutely clueless, the fire chiefs have repeatedly asked for a fire district service tax. More...

Tar Heel state created a model for federal tax reform

When Congress enacted tax reform a few weeks ago, the final product bore a striking resemblance to the state tax changes North Carolina’s legislature has enacted since 2013. That’s no accident. More...

Insider’s view of N. Korea

If Charles Robert Jenkins were still around, we could ask him about how to best deal with North Korea. More...

PULSE POLL

THE QUESTION: What’s your most frustrating winter chore?  NEXT WEEK’S QUESTION:  What’s the best way to increase funding for volunteer fire departments?  1. Increase the sales tax rate 2. More...