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JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Users should pay for highways

As a fiscal conservative who thinks government is generally too large and taxes too high, I am grateful for the gas tax. You should be, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Government shouldn’t set prices

I once found a $20 bill on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. I picked it up, thus ruining the punchline of an old joke. Two ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Barbecue – true and faux

Why would John Shelton Reed write another book about barbecue? After all, he is a co-author of the recently revised classic “Holy Smoke: The Big ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We want to be good neighbors

We appreciate the comments at the hearing about the mine property. We will do everything to address concerns and see if our efforts to do ... Read more

7 days ago by SNAP Letters.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: A new adventure

The dream to write has been a driving force in my life. Each time I sit down to write my column I am excited by ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: What economic lessons has the pandemic taught us?

Although I no longer teach students in the classroom – having retired after 43 years at NCSU – I still teach economics in other ways. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Another prize for Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth Spencer, arguably one of our country’s greatest writers, died in December 2019 in Chapel Hill, where she had lived since 1986. Due to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives

North Carolinians are closely divided when it comes to party preference. Our state has long been one of America’s key political battlegrounds. But when it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: To the Class of 2021

My nephew graduated from high school in May. He will head off to Virginia Military Institute in the fall. He has a passion for the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

B.J. DRYE COLUMN: Raindrops turn into full storm

It’s been a week of highs and lows for me. While I had a pretty great day last Saturday, I later found out that B.J. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by BJ Drye.

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