Opinion

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 08:03 PM

Your View: Plan now for letter carriers/USPS food drive

Who would think that here in America, one of the richest countries in the world, we would have a problem with our people going hungry? But it is a problem.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

Clarence Page: How foreign is our policy?

Japan recently turned over to the United States enough weapons-grade nuclear material to make dozens of nuclear bombs. This was one of President Barack Obama’s few foreign policy “successes,” as part of his nuclear disarmament initiative. But his foreign policy successes may be more dangerous than his “failures.”


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 08:58 PM

Your View: After ice storm, drivers didn’t obey road rules

I am hoping you or the chief of police (or both of you together) will consider an editorial regarding how to treat stoplights when the power is off. (Editor’s note: Intersections with non-working traffic lights are supposed to be treated as four-way stops, according to state law.)


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

John Hood: Start up the rural economy

RALEIGH — During most of its history, North Carolina was a state of widely dispersed residents. There were no truly big cities and many small towns. Particularly along the state’s rivers and streams, you’d find a thriving mill town or farming village every few miles.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Tom Blount: Pay attention to what Maricich says, even if it hurts!

Bob Maricich  participated heavily in “envisioning and developing the strategy for the creation of International Market Centers L.P. and for raising more than $1 billion  to fund purchase of the International Home Furnishings Center, Showplace properties and the Market Square properties,” merging them with World Market Center in Las Vegas.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

Your View: Child, family literacy is key to success

In observing the Week of the Young Child, I remind your readers that education is one of the cornerstones of this country. A focus on a lifelong learning continuum is particularly important given rapidly changing technology that impacts knowledge and skills required in a competitive global economy.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Clarence Page: Memo to GOP: Poverty isn’t just about race

Why does so much of our talk about race and poverty leave us Americans spinning our wheels? One big reason is etiquette. What is said often matters less than who says it.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Your View: Cherished memories of barber shop live on

I truly enjoyed and appreciate the article by Jimmy Tomlin in the March 28 Enterprise about College Village Barber Shop. It is sad that we see another great institution and tradition passing from the scene.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Our View: Welcome to the Furniture Capital

It’s a good thing the spring 2014 High Point Market began this weekend and not the first weekend in March.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Mike Hughes: Just say ‘no’ to trickle-down ruse

Have you ever noticed that just about the only people who ever talk about trickle-down economics are liberal Democrats?


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Your View: University needs our community’s support

We can only imagine the pain that Deborah Dunklin Tipton continues to bear over the death of her son Robert E. Tipton, Jr.  My own brother died when he was 6. My parents never got over this loss their entire lives removing Rodney’s portrait, pictures and possessions to try to minimize their grief.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Chuck Bino: National agencies have a human side

Several government agencies, particularly the IRS, FBI, DOD, State Department and NSA have made serious errors, with criticism and condemnation from both the media and the public.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 09:21 PM

Our View: Ups & Downs - Guilford Schools; the McKinneys

THUMBS UP to Guilford County Schools for the good news received this week that the district’s student dropout rate declined for the 2012-13 school year. This is the sixth year in a row that the dropout rate for Guilford has declined.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Your View: Rename Montlieu Avenue to honor King

I think High Point needs a street named after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I think the street needs to be in a prominent place with high visibility at the same time affecting the fewest number of people with the change of address costs.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Paula Williams: From winter doldrums to spring fever

Is there anybody as happy to say goodbye to winter as I am?  Normally, I love a good snow, but ice is certainly another story.  And missing 10 school days since Christmas is way too many!  It’s been very hard to establish and maintain momentum in the classroom.