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    At UNC, the messenger is gone, the message remains

    Mary Willingham came forward to speak out about an academic scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is leaving, but many details remain to be answered by Chancellor Carol Folt.

  • EDITORIALS

    Six Triangle high schools win well-deserved honors

    Schools from Wake and Durham counties make a list that weighs how well low-income and minority students perform.

  • OTHER VIEWS

    Elizabeth Warren's needed call for student loan reform

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not just a longtime student of bankruptcy in the United States, but someone who understands what it means for a family to be at risk of losing everything. Lately, the senator has been deploying her compassionate, creative firepower to combat the student debt crisis.

  • OTHER VIEWS

    Act quickly to regulate drones in North Carolina

    For both the government and the private sector, drones - which are cheaper and require less maintenance than conventional helicopters - can provide entirely new capabilities in a still growing range of uses: 911 and emergency response, agriculture, journalism, TV and film production, infrastructure...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Tom Adams: High-quality lessons

    In his April 18 Point of View “The politics of poverty” Michael Jacobs asserted that the high cost of living in San Francisco was a direct byproduct of liberal policies. What I found puzzling, coming from a business school professor, was the failure to even mention the effect market...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Joseph Alley: Carte blanche trash

    Litter is not someone else’s problem. Litter is not created by “those people.” People of every ethnic group, every age and both sexes throw trash out of their automobiles. It is not the state, the city or the county’s problem. It is our problem.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Belinda Black: Early Earth Day

    T. Keung Hui’s April 21 news story “Easter Monday – it’s not like the old days” offered the notion that it was all about baseball. I am sure that for some, this was true, but growing up in the 1950s in Holly Grove, a rural hamlet east of Lexington in Davidson County...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Ron Brown: Use funds for jobs

    The April 18 news article “DHHS rapped for no-bid contract” blames the inability of DHHS to accomplish its goals on a lack of employees. Considering the rate at which the governor and the legislature have been converting career employees to appointed positions so they could be replaced...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Doris Woodard McLamb: Teachers affect everyone

    Who educated our president? Teachers. Who educated our governor, legislators, doctors, lawyers, ministers and the millions of people who work in our country and around the world? Teachers!

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Leonard S. Orzech: Offshore jobs?

    The GOP keeps telling us that if we reduce taxes for the wealthy, it will “trickle” down and create jobs for the lower classes. Yet we found recently that hundreds of these wealthy Americans have been transferring their money to Swiss accounts to avoid taxes in the U.S.

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