Mr. President, don’t break America’s promise to ‘dreamers’

Mr. President, don’t break America’s promise to ‘dreamers’

I was 7 when my family moved to Texas. I didn’t have much say in the matter — my parents decided it would be the best place for me and my ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


What to do with the ACMS building

What to do with the ACMS building

With the pending construction of a new Ashe County Middle School, we have the question of what to do with the present facility in Warrensville. I woul...

February 24th, 2017 |  


We are failing too many children and paying a steep price for it

We are failing too many children and paying a steep price for it

North Carolina is failing far too many children, especially those “at-risk.” Few dispute that conclusion but fewer still agree on solution...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Welcoming the stranger: A Christian activist responds to Trump’s immigration order

Welcoming the stranger: A Christian activist responds to Trump’s immigration order

On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all ref...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor

I just read the front page article about April Eicher winning McDonald’s Outstanding Restaurant Manager Award for the second time. I want to con...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Let’s Foster More New Businesses

Let’s Foster More New Businesses

RALEIGH — In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition tha...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


The fiscal fallout from flawed executive orders on immigration

The fiscal fallout from flawed executive orders on immigration

Public outcry and legal challenges to President Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration were immediate. The costs to our country and economy wil...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Recent legislation paves the way for huge drops in withdrawal rates for NC virtual charter schools

Recent legislation paves the way for huge drops in withdrawal rates for NC virtual charter schools

Top administrators for the state’s two virtual charter schools boasted 2016-17 student withdrawal rates that are a fraction of what they were in...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Time to take responsibility

Time to take responsibility

When my younger brother was about three years old, he stuck his head between the railings on a stairway and got it stuck. My parents were out and our ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


DeVos Attackers Surrender High Ground

DeVos Attackers Surrender High Ground

RALEIGH — The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current po...

February 20th, 2017 |