Opinion: Editorials

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Departure of Womack, Parks means change

Greater interest in local policy making has resulted in, among other things, a pretty full slate of candidates seeking office in the coming May primaries and November’s general election in Lee County.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

All should be welcome at town hall meetings

When a county commissioner is stopped at a gate and asked to identify herself before attending a meeting of her own board, there’s reason to cry foul.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Anchors Aweigh

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: With fight over, CCCC lands in capable hands

The Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees saga is finally over with the selection of four trustees, two of whom will be returning to the board.

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The significance of STEM

In a time and economy where silver linings can be scarce, some local students are making the future look very bright.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

EDITORIAL: A hero stands up for transparency

When Republicans assumed control of state government in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory led the rallying cry for a more open, transparent government.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: The falling childhood obesity rate

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: We all need to laugh more

When actor and filmmaker Harold Ramis passed away Monday, the reaction from many of those who heard the news was:

Feb. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Steve ‘Doc’ Underwood

Feb. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Esteem due to all presidents

Who was our nation's greatest president?

Feb. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: CAT sets example of good corporate citizenship

The business community most everywhere is generous in contributing to various causes — and our area is no exception. The Central Carolina region certainly has benefited from such charitable giving.

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The art (or lack thereof) of weather forecasting

In times like this, when weather events are the prime topic of discussion around the water-cooler and your favorite social media site, we like going through the exercise of choosing sides.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: And they’re off

At least one thing can be said with certainty about the upcoming elections in Central Carolina: they’re off to an interesting start.

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: VA’s new outpatient clinic a boost for local veterans

Healthcare is a critical topic for America and all Americans today, but an oft-overlooked aspect of that issue is the care provided to veterans of military service.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford is blessed to have 'Mother Gorham'

Helen Gorham is a woman of faith, a woman whose love for God has helped her to spread a message of peace and harmony.

Feb. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Go with the flow on weather calls

A moisture-laden winter storm encroaches upon a Southern state, threatening it with snowfall that some forecasts say will top six inches.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: District 54 needs a hero

Falls from political grace are hardly uncommon, even in Central Carolina, but former Rep. Deb McManus’s was a doozy.

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down


Congratulations to Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, a local animal shelter which has been chosen for the only MuttNation grant to be awarded in North Carolina.

Jan. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Acts of love change lives

Countless acts of human kindness happen in our society each day. Some command attention; others are only known to the giver, who remains anonymous.

Jan. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Improvements from bonds will be worth waiting for

We tend to be people who get incredibly frustrated when we’re the first car caught on the red-light side of a two-minute stoplight cycle at an intersection, or when a morning drive-through line at our favorite fast food joint doesn't yield our biscuit and coffee in that same span of time.

Jan. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Dr. Bud Marchant joins long list of distinguished citizens

Dr. T. Eston “Bud” Marchant has joined a long list of distinguished local citizens who over the years have made positive contributions in our community.

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down