Opinion

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 01:08 AM

Our View: Ups & Downs - Victories over the Ebola virus

THUMBS UP to members of the N.C. Legislature. … They finally went home.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 01:06 AM

Thomas Sowell: The media and the mob

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:55 AM

Paula Williams: Remember: Slow down in school zones

   Summer unofficially ends and a new school year begins on Monday in many schools,  including Guilford County.  Even if you are no longer in school, it is a good time for everyone to refocus on goals, to buckle down, and to get to work (and get ready for football).  And while doing so, here are a few reminders for us all.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

Your View: Red traffic signal means stop

Last week, I got in a taxi at a major city airport. At the first red light  the taxi driver drove right on through. … I shouted, "You just drove through a red light!"


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

Your View: Local support makes soccer classic happen

On behalf of the Piedmont Soccer Alliance and its board of directors, I want to take a moment and thank the city of High Point and the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau for their generous grant, overwhelming amount of support, and assistance during our 29th annual Furniture City Classic soccer tournament.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

Your View: Everyone can practice forgiveness

In life, you will not like everyone that crosses your path. This can even be healthy, because not all people are positive examples. Even as an adult, the people around you influence your behavior. You may not realize it, but they do.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

Clarence Page: Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide

Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Missouri, crisis. Too timid, they say. Here are some representative tweets.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

Your View: Why allow EBT cards in convenience stores?

While standing in line at a local convenience store, the young man in front of me was having a little difficulty with the point of sale system. Apparently, he did not know the PIN number for the EBT card he was trying to use.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Our View: The curtain falls on NCSF

Back in 2005, we editorialized that the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival needed a hero to slay its funding woes. And numerous times over the span of the group’s 37-year run in High Point,  we’ve sounded a similar theme.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Thomas Sowell: Attacking achievement

New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Greetings from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan!

Editor’s note: This report from Lt. Col. Bryan Stone was published Aug. 2 on the 442nd Fighter Wing’s official public website. Stone grew up in High Point and is a 1993 graduate of High Point Central High. He also is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. He is commander of a U.S. Air Force fighter squadron based in Missouri and now deployed in Afghanistan. He is the son of Dr. Grady and Marie Stone of High Point. 


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

John Hood: Pay reform meets student needs

RALEIGH — Critics of the General Assembly allege that the teacher-pay raise included in this year’s state budget could have been implemented in a much simpler fashion: by giving across-the-board hikes to all rather than giving large raises to early-career teachers and relatively small raises to some experienced ones.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 10:43 PM

Your View: Police Department scores with fundraiser

On behalf of the High Point Housing Authority (HPHA), we would like to thank Chief Marty Sumner and the High Point Police Department (HPPD) officers for participating in the 2014 college tuition scholarship fundraiser basketball game on Saturday, Aug. 2.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Six years of Obama has made us better

A local writer who previously supported President Bush with blind loyalty, continues to rant about "six years of Obama" and "liberal morality."


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 10:39 PM

Clarence Page: Obama's other role: An uncommon scold

Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, draw President Obama into a familiar, although unwritten part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief.