Held hostage to hog odors in Eastern NC

Kris Kaiser: North Carolina lawmakers are considering the Regulatory Reform Act of 2015, or House Bill 760. The bill sponsored by state Rep. Chris Millis, a Pender County Republican, would allow abandoned farms to reopen under old rules. People already feel like prisoners in their own homes.


In Cuba, the times they are a-changing

Edward Walsh: I recently returned home to North Carolina from spending almost three weeks in Cuba. Even having traveled and visited this island nation over 40 times in the past 22 years, I was amazed at the changes already in motion.


Why NC should say yes to Sunday hunting

Billy E. Mauldin Jr.: I’ve read arguments both for and against House Bill 640 to allow hunting on Sundays. My experience as a chaplain and minister is that we live in a state and country where our liberty is greatly valued. Whether individuals exercise that liberty to hunt or attend church, it should be what they choose to do.

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Ned Barnett

Grounding the American dream

The Wright brothers and Harry Truman, both subject of books by David McCullough, exemplify an America of opportunity for the average person. That America is giving way to one dominated by the very rich while the middle class and working poor struggle to get ahead.

J. Peder Zane

The low-tax, needed-spending dance

J. Peder Zane: Republicans crow about the “Carolina Comeback.” They have accomplished much – cutting many taxes, paying off billions in debt, raising teacher pay and generating a budget surplus. Republicans, however, have been unable to revive the most important economic indicator: money in our wallets

Ned Barnett

N.C. forgoes a tax windfall

North Carolina cut taxes just as the wealthy were seeing big capital gains and corporations were increasing profits. As a result, the state is giving up millions in extra tax revenue.

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