Opinion



Oct. 11, 2014 @ 09:49 PM

Al Campbell: A simple message: Go vote

To avoid being hypocritical, or at least having that appearance, every passing day, time reminds me of the rapidly approaching, Nov. 4, 2014.  I say reminds me when in reality, even the silence of passing time is like a piercing drumbeat.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Community Concerts begins 80th anniversary season

Community Concerts is a treasure of the City of High Point and the greater High Point community.  


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 09:48 PM

Kristine Kaiser: We need thoughtfulness more than boldness

The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear appeals of lower court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in five states, with Virginia among them. Since North Carolina is part of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ jurisdiction, the refusal opens the way for same-sex marriage in North Carolina as well; it is a big victory for some.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Your View: Davidson officials refuse animal shelter help

The Guilford County Non Kill Animal Shelter group has in the past volunteered to provide Davidson County free of charge procedures on how to put animals down without using the gas chamber. Our Davidson County Commissioners have refused their offer. That was several years ago. Why!


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

Your View: Animal shelter woes hurt Davidson

I care about Davidson County.  This beautiful place we call home is a picture of amazing diversity.  We have solar farms, vineyards, championship high school teams, wineries, championship NASCAR teams, thriving business parks, scenic rural vistas, and hands down, the best BBQ in the world.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

Stan Spangle Sr.: VA aims to make filing claims easier

It’s time for our quarterly get-together again at Highland United Methodist Church on Saturday, a week late, because of the Country Supper last Friday at Highland.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Tillis touts his record with billionaires’ money

Poor Thom Tillis seems only to have one sure constituency:  Kansas billionaires!  They do seem to love him. They’ve funded over 8,600 ads for him.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Your View: Israel is a beautiful country

My wife and I recently returned from a 10-day tour of Israel, and I must say that everything there is still alive and well in that wonderful country. Our group traveled as far south as Masada (next to the Dead Sea) and as far north as the Golan Heights. We were never threatened or felt unsafe whatsoever.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Your View: I want positive change in Guilford

This is to let everyone know that I am in this race to win the office of Guilford County sheriff. Recently, an article appeared about my past life from many years ago. I would like to be on record for all citizens of Guilford County that I refuse to let my past dictate my future. I will continue to focus on the 2014 sheriffs campaign theme:  "A positive change for all citizens of Guilford County."


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

Clarence Page: Small town tyrannies preserve race inequities

Voter registration has surged by more than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Missouri, since August 9, when the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white police officer touched off sometimes-violent protests.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Your View: For this, I’d raise my taxes

Here’s my 2 cents. I am voting “Yes” for a tax hike.  You heard me.  I’m voting to raise my taxes.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Your View: Will US aid Hong Kong demonstrators?

People are protesting in China again. This time it is in Hong Kong.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

Your View: GOP voting law changes aim to stifle turnout

Dick Angel's Sept. 29 guest column (“Voter ID. Border control. Balanced budget. Why bother?”) lists the usual reasons for showing a photo ID at the polls before casting a ballot:  One must show a photo ID before boarding an airplane, cash a personal check, paying for merchandise with a personal check, etc. But the points Mr. Angel missed are the most important.