Editorials

Editorials

Godspeed, John Glenn

With his death Thursday at 95, Glenn has departed for good. But his spirit will remain a symbol of the American spirit, a hero brave and good.

Editorials

Partisan redistricting undermines democracy

The U.S. Supreme Court, considering whether racial gerrymandering was a factor in the drawing of North Carolins’ congressional districts, ought to also address whether long-accepted partisanship in redistricting is really what the Founders intended.

Editorials

Clarity found in Charlotte shooting

The tragic shooting of a man in Charlotte by a police officer is thoroughly explained by the district attorney, who found evidence indicating the man who was shot by an officer had a loaded gun when he stepped from a car.

Editorials

Strange change on the NC high court

As an institution, the North Carolina Supreme Court is used to settling disputes, not stirring them up, but that’s what’s happened because of a significant amendment to court rules of procedure. Basically, the rule “signed and entered” as it’s called on Nov. 8 allows the chief justice to call back retired justices to sit on individual cases on which the court might be deadlocked. That could happen if a justice had to recuse himself or herself from a case, and the remaining six justices tied 3-3 in deliberations.

Editorials

Popular bluegrass picker battling back

An emotional and physical recovery from a Thanksgiving Day accident will take time and courage, but bluegrass guitarist Hiroshi Arakawa already knew what it took to pursue his dreams. Shortly, he’ll be back on track, and on stage.

Videos

Raw Highlights: Wake Forest at Middle Creek football

The Wake Forest Cougars weathered a rally by the host Middle Creek Mustangs to head to the state championship game.
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Raw Highlights: Wake Forest at Middle Creek football 1:32

Raw Highlights: Wake Forest at Middle Creek football

Reggie Lucas: 1:27

Reggie Lucas: "The kids just buy in"

Devon Lawrence: 1:14

Devon Lawrence: "One yard; I wasn't being denied"

Police official discusses homicide in Cary Friday night 5:27

Police official discusses homicide in Cary Friday night