7.6 million reasons to keep high school sports

(We originally ran this guest editorial excerpt last year. With the hustle and bustle of school, sports and other activities, we sometimes need encouragement to see how important sports are. It is definitely worth the re-read.) by Bob Gardner I’m not quite sure what qualifies a...

Teenagers show their creativity

by Jean McCamy During the fifteen years I traveled around the state working with students in the Artist in the Schools program, the poems they wrote gave me wonderful insight into how they thought and felt. There are some amazing, interesting people inside those sometimes busy,...

The case of the missing nonvoters

by Susan Myrick With the passage of HB 589 VIVA/Election Reform, the North Carolina legislature has produced the first comprehensive update of our election laws in several decades. Until now our safeguards consisted of voters stating their names and addresses at the time they...

McCrory faces pay questions

by Scott Mooneyham Nothing appears to get the public riled up so much as big, juicy pay hikes to the underlings of the politically powerful. People don’t care that both political parties are guilty; they give no quarter that the jobs involved can be pressure-packed and require...