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  • National Editorial: Constitutional Crossfire

    January 7, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Many university professors, administrators and students would like the new year to bring a rethinking of the campus-carry law, which mandates that state universities welcome concealed guns as of July 2017 in buildings that lack metal detectors and armed guards.

  • Editorial: New DMV fees offer taste of tax reform

    January 6, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Pitt County and North Carolina car owners this week are relearning the big lesson on how to balance a state’s budget on lower income taxes.

  • Editorial: New jobs cost money

    January 5, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Greenville’s new Economic Development Office director Roger Johnson has brought some good experience from his previous similar position in Wilmington.

  • Editorial: Do not ignore flu threat

    January 4, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Add this to your must-do list for 2016 if you have not done it already: Get a flu vaccination now.

  • N.C. Editorial: Fast track

    January 3, 2016 - 10:20pm

    North Carolina’s population has now passed 10 million, a round number that gives us a reason to reflect on our state’s fast growth as we enter a new year.

  • National Editorial: Armed, dangerous

    December 31, 2015 - 10:20pm

    On a Friday morning outside the Empire State Building in August 2012, a disgruntled ex-employee of Hazan Import Co. used a .45-caliber pistol to gun down a former co-worker.

  • Editorial: Prepare for weather

    December 30, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Reports this week from the National Weather Service in Newport of rain and possible flooding have Pitt County and eastern North Carolina residents on alert.

  • Editorial: Candidate list good, bad

    December 29, 2015 - 10:20pm

    The final candidate list heading into North Carolina’s March 15 primary for local, state and national offices revealed positive indicators about the health of our political process, but with some causes for concern. 

  • Editorial: Treat concussion victims

    December 28, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Eastern North Carolina’s military veterans, many of whom come to Greenville’s Veterans Health Care Center for evaluation and treatment, got encouraging news this week from Congress on a pervasive health issue: traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion.

  • N.C. Editorial: Affordable Care Act

    December 27, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Another year gone. Another year of the Affordable Care Act’s opponents moving further from —not closer to — getting their way on health care.

  • N.C. Editorial: Unsafe at walking speed

    December 26, 2015 - 10:20pm

    No doubt, a great deal of national talk about terrorism as a public safety threat will occupy people’s attention in 2016.

  • Letter: Village aims for future

    December 26, 2015 - 10:18pm

    Never have I understood so well what good publicity can do for a nonprofit.

  • Dec. 26 Darts and Laurels

    December 25, 2015 - 10:20pm

    To all those brave souls who filed for public office during the filing period for the 2016 elections, which ended earlier this week.

  • Editorial: Christmas truce, perpetual hope

    December 24, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Editor’s note: Ten years have passed since the death of the last surviving witness to World War I’s Christmas Truce of 1914, an event whose relevance persists.

  • Editorial: Hats off to those who make holidays bright for others

    December 23, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Thousands of Pitt County children will enjoy Christmas toys tomorrow as a direct result of the charitable efforts of local organizations that make the spread of joy an annual project for our county’s less fortunate.

  • Editorial: School joins enrichment efforts

    December 22, 2015 - 10:20pm

    The educators at The Oakwood School in Greenville deserve our congratulations and thanks for the investment they have made in low-income students’ lives by providing them with a K-8 summer enrichment program.

  • Editorial: Refugee request reasonable, but don’t dim liberty’s light

    December 21, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Gov. Pat McCrory joined 26 other governors in a November letter asking President Obama to cease the resettlement of additional Syrian refugees until the federal government thoroughly reviews the refugee background check process and addresses the security gaps acknowledged by FBI Director James Comey.

  • N.C. Editorial: Gun laws

    December 20, 2015 - 10:20pm

    In June 2013, months after the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., the town of Highland Park, Ill., passed an ordinance prohibiting the ownership of semi-automatic assault weapons with high-capacity magazines.

  • Editorial: True value for taxpayers

    December 19, 2015 - 10:20pm

    If it delivers as promised, Greenville’s newest administrative purchase, OpenGov Dashboard, should prove to be a bargain tool for increasing transparency in many city fiscal matters by welcoming real-time public scrutiny.

  • Dec. 19 Darts & Laurels

    December 18, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Laurels — To the unveiling this week of the sign naming the second Goess building on the campus of Pitt Community College.

  • National Editorial: Courts acquitted

    December 17, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Because he wasn’t convicted of all 36 counts, the verdicts in the sexual assault trial of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw weren’t fully satisfactory for victims.

  • Editorial: Fond farewell, welcome

    December 16, 2015 - 10:20pm

    The Pirate Nation welcomes East Carolina University’s new head football coach, Scottie Montgomery, putting a frenzied and emotional week in the rear view mirror as the team and community move ahead.

  • Editorial: Rolling backward on driver’s ed

    December 15, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Not surprisingly, the Pitt County Board of Education voted last week to raise the county driver’s education fee for students from $40 to $60.

  • Editorial: Board's non-vote right message

    December 14, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Last week’s abstention by all nine members of the Pitt County Board of Education on a state-mandated plan for improving low-performing schools sent a strong message to the General Assembly that this county will not support efforts to further privatize primary education.

  • N.C. Editorial: Boost Troopers

    December 13, 2015 - 10:20pm

    North Carolina highway patrol troopers have been short-changed by the General Assembly.


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