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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Together with family

There are many special things to me about the July 4 holiday. I begin the day by hanging my grandfather’s flag on my house. My ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Comic strips, O. Henry and this column

It has happened again. As reported in this column recently, the Library of America honored the late Elizabeth Spencer on June 1 by adding to ... Read more

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: Golf tournament nears

It is time to tee up for the Chamber’s annual golf tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 18.  The tournament will be at Piney ... Read more

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