Editorials

Editorials

The chairman and the NC teacher

The state Senate Finance Committee chairman says teachers are doing well under Republican tax and spending policies, but one teacher says she’s still spending her own money to provide basic classroom resources.

Editorials

Boost the ACA by expanding Medicare and weighing a public option

Aetna’s decision to stop selling individual health insurance plans under federal health care exchanges in 11 of 15 states won’t help the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which may need tweaking. The problem is, Republicans in Congress won’t settle for anything less than repeal, and that is unacceptable.

Videos

Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls, in the Pisgah National Forest and accessible via Gorges State Park, is a 150-foot waterfall near Sapphire, NC. The three-mile, round-trip is moderate to strenuous – including a series of wooden steps that take visitors up the steep grade. Older and slower folks, with good pacing, plenty of water and occasional stops, can make the trek over several hours. Sometimes mist from the falls create rainbows in the early morning or on a sunny afternoon.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls 0:48

Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls

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Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers 'are not that good yet'

South Granville football coach Mike Hobgood's team a major week 2 turnaround 1:15

South Granville football coach Mike Hobgood's team a major week 2 turnaround

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Student reflects on St. Mary's 175 years