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Opinion

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: What’s the real unemployment rate?

The unemployment rate is the most watched economic indicator by the media and the public. It’s easy to understand why. The unemployment rate is a ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: John Hart’s grim return

“People in publishing have always known that John Hart can flat-out write,” says bestselling author David Baldacci. Hart proves it again with his latest, “The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

After long wait, all states expected to have opportunities for sports, performing arts

Note: The following is an editorial from Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, National Federation of High Schools Executive Director. Since the shutdown of high school sports ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

OPINION: Warren’s bill will hide public notices, hurt local newspapers

A version of this editorial first appear in The Salisbury Post ( https://salisburypost.com/2021/01/31/editorial-warrens-bill-will-hide-public-notices-hurt-local-newspapers/ ) Rep. Harry Warren just doesn’t get it. When he personally resumed ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT: New online learning resources available for students, adults

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn a new language? If so, then we have the online resource for you. Transparent Language online ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Three new North Carolina-connected congresswomen

Three North Carolina-connected women Democrats broke the mold in the recent congressional elections. The “mold” was Democrats losing congressional seats to Republicans. These three women ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Broken, needing repairs

My dryer needed some repairs. They weren’t urgent, but they needed to get done. I have the ability to do some repairs. My nephew has ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Adding edibles to your landscape

Winter months are a great time to plan your garden and landscape space for the coming season. Have you considered adding edibles to your landscape? ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: God is creative

I admit that I am obsessed with weather. It might be more than a hobby for me. I look at the models daily to watch ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Jim Bryan, a doctor for Allan Gurganus

Dr. Jim Bryan, who died on Jan. 8 in Chapel Hill at 88, was the kind of caring physician whom author Allan Gurganus is drawn ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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