North Topsail Beach debacle no way for NC to manage its coast

Robert S. Young: I have watched in dismay as North Topsail has struggled to preserve a small stretch of oceanfront property at all costs. Officials have destroyed their beach and created significant access issues along more than a half-mile stretch of shoreline, all done with the permission of the NC Division of Coastal Management and the NC Coastal Resources Commission.


Lack of Medicaid expansion in NC a scourge upon our morality

Kenneth Fortier: The collateral damage is unacceptable when conflicts of ideologies, parties and personalities leach from Jones Street power chambers into bedrooms of sick children or around kitchen tables where worried people must decide between food and rent money or seeing the doctor.

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