February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Sensing value in a public education

We were happy to hear county commissioners make a priority list that included education near the top.  For a long time, counties and school systems have had to fumble along the best they could while meeting unfunded state and federal mandates th More...

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Technology’s fun when it works

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve been to in the last 20 years or so in which someone stood up to make a presentation and the computer or the projector didn’t work like it was supposed.  More...

Mixed emotions about a Californian drawing NC maps

When the North Carolina Senate recently passed a bill with several moving parts – a newly reconstituted State Board of Elections, a rebuff of Gov. More...

Paying for fire protection

To the editor:  So all the counties in the state have property tax to support VFDs except Person and 10 others? Might we learn something from this? More...

Trump foes need to develop a unifying theme

Democrats whom I talk to confess privately that despite President Donald Trump’s unpopularity and the fact that nearly all polls show their party with a lead over Republicans when it comes to the upcoming midterm elections, they are increasingl More...

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