Opinion

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Stan Spangle Sr.: Tell retirement commission what you think

Well folks, we are drawing near to the close of the first quarter of 2014, and the start of the second quarter. Saturday, April 5, will be our next get-together for veterans and guests at Highland United Methodist Church, 1015 Mill Ave., High Point. Hopefully, the weather will be more spring-like than it has been the last three weeks. See you then.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Tom Blount: It’s time to haul ashes!

“Coal ash is the generic term referring to several very distinct materials produced when we combust coal to produce electricity,” Coal Ash Facts, and arm of American Coal Ash Association Education Foundation, reports.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Our View: Academy move is plus for schools

The Guilford County Board of Education could vote today on an important proposal that would be a step forward for two of its high schools in High Point.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Your View: Sunshine, consultant put smiles on our faces

You do realize, I hope, that the majority of your readers walked out to get last Thursday morning’s newspaper with a spring in their step and a wide grin on their faces. The sun was shinning. And when they opened the paper and caught sight of the top headline: “Consultant: Don’t use street diet,” they couldn’t resist an explosive Hurrah! At last someone was agreeing with them. Someone was talking sense. Someone understood High Point.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Clarence Page: News candy for the ears

If television is chewing gum for the eyes, as an old saying goes, the Malaysia Airlines mystery plane has turned cable television news into candy for the ears.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 08:10 PM

Vince Wheeler: Just thinkin’ ...

That idea under discussion by folks in Charlotte for moving coal ash to Charlotte Douglas International Airport sounds pretty intriguing. And from what some environmentalists are saying, it’s a much better solution for storage than putting it in a pond beside a drinking water supply.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Thomas Sowell: The Left versus minorities

If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left’s avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Montlieu site is good fit for Academy at Central

There is an important vote on Thursday for our High Point schools. With one vote, the Guilford County Board of Education has the opportunity to reduce overcrowding in one school, High Point Central, and pave the way for a new future at another school, The Academy at Central.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 08:22 PM

Your View: Guest Column - What if the power went out permanently?

High Point has just gone through one tough time. Thousands went without power. But as I walked around my neighborhood that looked like a war zone, I had but one thought. What if it had been 100 percent.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

John Hood: Look before you (statistically) leap

RALEIGH — In late February, some 44,000 discouraged North Carolina workers suddenly disappeared.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Clarence Page: Rep. Paul Ryan’s ‘inner city’ blues

Alas, poor Paul Ryan. I take the House Budget chairman at his word that he did not intend to offend African Americans with his statements about how the culture of some men “in our inner cities in particular” does not value hard work.



Mar. 24, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Guilford school officials support teachers

It is difficult to put into words how thankful all of my fellow educators and I are that the Guilford County Board of Education is investigating the best way to protect education, even if it means putting  their own neck on the line.
 



Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

Mike Hughes: Disarmament without real security is a mistake

Would Russian tanks have rolled into Crimea if Ukraine had nuclear weapons? That question has recently been asked by a lot of Ukrainians.