Opinion



Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:38 PM

Robert Lindsay: Are Republicans making N.C. better?

Have North Carolina Republicans’ policies made us a better state?  It’s too early to tell.  To borrow the president’s line, “we inherited a lot of issues coming in.”


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Obama’s words lack power they should convey

I believe words have power. I believe words should clearly convey a message. I believe words delivered with passion and confidence can cause a nation to act.  And when I hear a president swear to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America" I believe they should mean it with every fibre of their being.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Your View: Make sure your insurance company will pay

Recently my husband was in the hospital, he's had a payment drafted for nearly 40 years from his checking account every month for a “Hospital Plan”insurance policy he seldom used! So I filed the claim and waited on the check.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Our View: Ups & Downs - HPU soccer player nears record

THUMBS UP and good luck to High Point University senior soccer player Mamadee Nyepon who is on the doorstep of entering the record books in HPU sports history.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Paula Williams: Prayer vigils will support Iranian pastor

    Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5:10:  “Blessed are those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”  The list of persecuted Christians around the world today is certainly long, and that list includes a young Iranian American Christian named Saeed Abedini.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:51 PM

Your View: Parents should spare the rod

There is another NFL story out there.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Disagreement is not disrespect

Disagreement and spirited debate are not signs of disrespect, but of conviction.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

Clarence Page: Why some parents love the whip too much

Retired NBA star Charles Barkley has exposed a hazardous culture clash in the Texas indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Your View: Combat GOP voter suppression — go vote

At this critical juncture in our nation’s history, it’s disappointing to see that one of our two major political parties believes that it’s alright to attempt to reduce voter participation in elections. In fact, they try to sell it as a goal of putting integrity into our elections by arguing that their aim is to reduce voter fraud. Yet, when asked, they aren’t able to produce any evidence of that fraud. That is because voter fraud by people voting in person at polling places is non-existent.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Thomas Sowell: Cheap politicians

The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Your View: Pay cash and don’t worry about data theft

Home Depot is the latest retailer to report a credit card data breach.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Will city’s electric rates drop ‘in a few years’?

I rarely find myself agreeing with Clarence Page, but his column on media freedom (Sept. 1) concluded with a final paragraph that was "dead on"..."The public will help us defend press freedom as long as we show them it is worth defending."


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 09:56 PM

John Hood: Consensus requires solid data

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public schools have just released end-of-grade and end-of-course test scores for the 2013-14 school year. You may have heard something about them, particularly from districts eager to claim a large increase in the share of students who test at or above grade level.