How hearing may have backfired on election law’s critics

A hearing that liberal groups hoped would undermine North Carolina voting reform instead appears to have revealed their true objectives. The N.C. NAACP and the League of Women Voters of N.C., joined by the U.S. Justice Department, said they were suing the state to protect voters...

Butterflies make late entrance this summer

Last week, I got very excited.  I saw a butterfly!  Normally, in July, it would be a ho-hum event, but things are different this year. When the blackberry lilies bloom, as they are now, I usually have to wend my way through a cloud of tiger swallowtails to get down the path to...

Open spaces prove a success

To the editor: In the late 1990s, Wake County was getting serious about land use and how to preserve our most important natural areas in a quickly urbanizing county. In 2000, after 18 months of study, a newly created Open Space Advisory Committee asked the Wake County...

Young leaders make an impact

To the editor: Primary elections done, can-didates are aligned for a most important general election. Voters should obligate themselves to be as informed as possible on their choices for office. I find it important to seek inspiration from younger leaders. They are our future....