Editorials

Editorials

In Cleveland, expect empty GOP rhetoric, empty seats

Prior to the tragedy in Nice, France, Donald Trump’s running mate choice – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence – was Topic A on the national stage as the Republican Convention prepared to open. Republicans need to focus on issues, not spend their week in the spotlight doing the same old bashing of President Obama.

Editorials

GOP creates unforgivable election map mess for Wake

Republicans in the General Assembly were determined to redraw election maps for the Wake County school board and county commissioners in order to give candidates from their party an advantage. Now the maps have been tossed out by the courts with elections looming.

Editorials

NC body cam rules for police infringe on public’s right to know

A new body cam rule in North Carolina in effect puts access to recordings made by cameras worn by police officers entirely in the hands of law enforcement. That weakens the very purpose of having body cams, and restricting access will do nothing to boost the credibility of officers involved in controversial confrontations.

Videos

Destination Dix festival

Ferris wheel view midday Saturday, July 23, 2016 of the first annual Destination Dix community festival at Dorothea Dix
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Destination Dix festival 0:32

Destination Dix festival

Why Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s VP pick 1:17

Why Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s VP pick

Co-founder of PayPal calls bathroom debate 'distraction from our real problems' 2:02

Co-founder of PayPal calls bathroom debate 'distraction from our real problems'

Sunset Beach Resident Voices Concerns Over Proposed Development 1:04

Sunset Beach Resident Voices Concerns Over Proposed Development