Opinion

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.




Aug. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

Al Campbell: Don’t blame single-parent homes

Generally, we think a solution is an answer or a remedy — not a stopgap measure or a decorated substitute!  When a systemic social malady is nourished by the perpetrators then blamed by the victims, gridlock like in our United States Congress is inevitable.  By now, you might have determined exactly what I am about to say further and that’s because we all know it is obvious and continuously ignored.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Our View: Not so fast there, City Council

Some four months after they learned of former City Manager Strib Boynton’s planned retirement, several members of the High Point City Council apparently just now have decided they want to move full-speed with hiring another manager.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Your View: What’s wrong with this picture?

This is what I saw at the Guilford County Courthouse in High Point on Tuesday, July 29, at 10 a.m.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Your View: Sure, I’m in the Democratic camp

I'll vote Democrat because: