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October 23, 2018

Incumbent N.C. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson is probably going to lose her seat, and her own political party is at fault.

In a normal year, Jackson would benefit from her experience — she's a well-respected judge who's been in office for eight years. She'd likely be in a tight, one-on-…

Colin Campbell

October 22, 2018

The Washington Post

China has undertaken a new public relations campaign to whitewash its sweeping attempt to detain and brainwash hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province in the country's northwest. After more than a year of silence and fragmentary reports, Beijing is trying to…

October 22, 2018

For the last 28 years, I have been privileged to serve in law enforcement. During that time, I have had many opportunities to work alongside Gary Weaver. Now, it is my honor to publically support Gary Weaver in his bid to become the next sheriff of Pitt County. Gary has dedicated his life to public…

October 22, 2018

After Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael left their trails of death and destruction across North Carolina, it’s time to clean up, repair, help those in need and move forward. But it also should be time to think about what environmental lessons these powerful storms leave behind.…

Tropical Weather

October 22, 2018

The United States has the shameful distinction of being the world's leading jailer, keeping more people behind bars than any other nation on earth.

Across the political spectrum, there is now a growing consensus that decades spent locking up more and more people have not made us safer, but they…

Sarah Gillooly

October 22, 2018

North Carolina’s elementary and secondary schools are among the best in the country at delivering academic value for the tax dollars spent on them. If you haven’t heard that before, it’s not your fault. You have been repeatedly misinformed.

Before I defend my claim, let me clarify…

john hood

October 22, 2018

BYH Rose High Football. You have no defensive and you don’t know how to tackle. Your offensive play calling leaves a lot to be desired. I believe it is time for a change.

Bless you all, my question is, do all elected officials have to employ staff who live within the county or can they live…

October 21, 2018

A big thank you for Clint who works at the 10th Street post office. He is always so helpful and pleasant.

Bless the heart (lessness) of the Ayden Planning Board members who failed to vote in favor of a special use permit for a woman who has already purchased a new single-wide for her property.…

October 21, 2018

On Oct. 2, Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S.-based journalist and democracy advocate, entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He has not been seen since. It is not surprising that Saudi Arabia appears to be responsible for Khashoggi’s suspected murder. The kingdom has a long history of…

October 21, 2018

I was shocked into disbelief when I recently drove down Easy Street near the Pitt-Greenville Airport and saw numerous nails lying on the street. Kindly, I exited my vehicle and removed many of the nails. I then proceeded to drive around the remaining ones and headed toward Belvoir. This was not the…

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