Opinion

Opinion

More manipulation from the Michael Peterson show

The new episodes of director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's "The Staircase," about the death of Kathleen Person in her Durham, North Carolina, home, provide a master class in manipulation starring accused murderer Michael Peterson, writes Tom "Gaspo" Gasparoli.

Letters to the Editor

Think of the farmers impacted by hog farm lawsuits

Regarding “Bill places limits on hog farm neighbors’ lawsuits” (June 16): It was on a steamy, eastern North Carolina afternoon with the sun beating down when we pulled onto Joey Carter’s farm for an impromptu visit. It was my privilege to shake hands with one of the farmers involved in the Smithfield nuisance lawsuits. To personally and intimately feel the burden that these families are bearing.

Opinion

Inside the Trump-Kim summit: What it really means

Clearly, the Trump-Kim nuclear-weapons summit had all the elements to make it historic, must-see TV. What is unknown, despite the blizzard of post-summit coverage, criticism and speculation, is exactly what the event might actually mean, if anything.

Letters to the Editor

Why shouldn’t voting require voter ID?

Regarding the letter to the editor “‘One too many’” (June 17): Why is the right to vote different than visiting a doctor, admittance to hospitals and government buildings, opening a bank account, flying on an airplane, getting taxes done for you and “everything else” that requires an ID?

Reinventing life in rural America

Duke professor Charlie Thompson discusses the decline of rural America and how small towns can use their own resources and strengths to rebound.