Voting deadline is Friday for May 6 primary

RALEIGH — The deadline for registering to vote in the May 6 primary is tomorrow (Friday). New voters, voters who have moved more than 30 days prior and voters who need to update other information must complete an N.C. Voter Registration Application by April 11 or by voting at an...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014

A dead end for road dollars?

As state transportation officials take up the knotty issue of how to pay for roads in the future, they better first understand the political thicket in which state legislators have left them. Members of the state Board of Transportation (BOT) again this week discussed how North...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014

Rep. Fulghum thanked for preserving needed funds

To the editor:   Our public servants are often called on the carpet when citizens disagree with their actions, and are rarely thanked for the good they do. I’d like to thank public servants like Representative Jim Fulghum, M.D., for supporting juvenile-delinquency...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014

Be kind to your eonians

There are some beautiful words in the English language — like serendipity, lullaby, silver, butterfly, liltingly. There are also some really ugly words — like concrete, fracking, fungus, crankshaft and cod. Most words are neither beautiful nor ugly, but every now and then there...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014