Opinion

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

Your View Poll: Seeking a city manager


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Your View: Israel and ‘disproportionate force’

Has anybody noticed the new catch-phrase the network news shows talking heads have started to use?  When reporting about the Israeli-Hamas war, they refer to Israel as using “disproportionate use of force” to describe their amount of force used to combat the Hamas terrorists.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Your View: I’m proud of our Ultimate Frisbee team

I would like to call your attention to a sport that is becoming more popular by the day.  It is called Ultimate Frisbee and a team from our area this month won the World Championship playing in Lecco, Italy.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

Our View: Ups & Downs - Business coming to Depot

THUMBS UP to the latest plan for getting a business into the space available for a commercial establishment in the High Point Depot downtown.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

New VA secretary promises reforms

     As you know, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a new leader. The former head of Proctor and Gamble, Robert McDonald, promised during his confirmation hearing, to hold the VA’s employees “accountable” and to reform the troubled agency. Secretary McDonald, a 1975 graduate of West Point, said “ Those employees that have violated the trust of the Department and of Veterans must be, and will be, held accountable.”


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Your View: ISIS actions run counter to Islamic faith

The actions of ISIS are fundamentally, unequivocally un-Islamic. The violence that these barbarians are perpetrating against minority sects of Shiite Muslims, Christians, Yazidis and Kurds sickens me. I want to make it 100 percent clear, that these actions are nothing but a perversion of the true teachings of Islam.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Your View: What do we get from ‘tax incentives’?

Our income tax system is being used to benefit companies by lobbyists and politicians with "tax incentives." Is it worth it?


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Do you really want a President Hillary?

Much is being written about President Obama’s plan to spend the last two years of his presidency "burnishing his legacy".  He's not giving himself nearly enough time.  How do you "burnish" to a high luster the following "highlights"  of his presidency:


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

Clarence Page: Don't shame Obama's vacation

Sitting on a deck chair on the family-friendly boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, typing into my digital tablet, I am wondering why people are giving President Obama such a hard time for taking a vacation.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Your View: This is a cockamamie idea

I know that this has been much discussed in the news and elsewhere for some time now but I feel the urge to get my two cents worth in here.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

Your View: Thanks for the uplifting stories Sunday

Thanks for using the front page for something uplifting and positive about our town and community. " Word on the Street” and “Local church” represent the power of this publication to an outsider thinking about living here to have a good perspective.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:10 PM

Your View: It may be time for ‘intervention’ in Iraq

In the past I have been against invading Iraq because I believe that our country should only go to war with countries that attack us. But now I think it might be time for an ''intervention.”


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Vince Wheeler: Welcome to High Point, central NC

If you haven’t been to see the new Regional Visitors Center at the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau offices on N. Main Street, you ought to check it out. … You don’t have to be a tourist to visit.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 10:58 PM

Thomas Sowell: A primer on race

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Your View Poll: Obama's action in Iraq