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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Should wage and price controls be brought back?

Fifty years ago, I was sitting in a summer school class studying microeconomics. I had just switched my major from architecture to economics. In order ... Read more

13 hours ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: A few reads thanks to BookPage

If you’re like myself and the avid library users we adore, you’re always looking for your next great read. This month, I’d like to highlight ... Read more

18 hours ago by Staff Reports.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: Golf tournament spots limited

It is time for the Chamber’s annual golf tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 18. The tournament will be held at Piney Point Golf ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Lessons from famous and ordinary people

What North Carolinians would you most like to be subject to a new biography? People whose lives are lessons or inspirations? My suggestions include the ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: To do good or do better

RALEIGH — There are at least as many different ways to explain the origins of political disagreement as there are political commentators. I, for one, ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

GARY PEARCE COLUMN: What you’ll hear in politics next year

It’s clear how the two political parties want to define the debate in next year’s elections, in North Carolina and nationally. Republicans want to argue ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Fewer students major in humanities

RALEIGH — Most students attend colleges or universities primarily to acquire the knowledge, skills and credentials required to get a rewarding job. That’s what most ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Living with excellence

The rumor that Larry Macon allowed me to fly his plane solo is just not true. I am going to have to stop spreading that ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Just in time for back to school

We have been through over 1.5 years of a pandemic and school is about to begin. Healthcare workers are exhausted. Too many tears have been ... Read more

7 days ago by SNAP Letters.

GUEST OPINION: Supporting local journalism supports this community

By Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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