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Spicer: It was time for someone else to step into the job

What can we say about Sean Spicer? The guy had the worst job in the world -- press spokesman for a volatile president who hates the media and who is constantly bombarded from all angles by tough questions from the...

National Night Out is a chance to break down barriers

To a lot of people, law enforcement officers are to be feared. They are the Big Brother of our society that curtails our freedoms. That, of course, is not true. They are the ones who protect our freedoms. The...

O.J.: Former football star granted parole after nearly nine years

Whether or not people believe former football star O.J. Simpson deserved to be granted parole after more than eight years behind bars depended largely on whether they think he is actually guilty of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson,...

Disappointing: GOP failure to repeal Obamacare comes as major setback to party

The Republican failure to find a way to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act comes as a disappointment to many. Including us. The fact that the GOP cannot come together to get enough votes to change the onerous law...

City honored: Goldsboro again recognized for its thriving downtown

The city of Goldsboro has once again been honored for its work downtown. The National Main Street Program has selected Goldsboro as one of 39 cities and towns in the state to achieve its accreditation status this year. We are...

Protecting SJAFB: Money for buffers around state military installations badly needed

One of the most important, if not the most important, jobs of our local and state elected officials is protecting Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. That is why we are perplexed at the news that money to match federal funds...

New leader: Col. Scovill Currin is the new commander of the 916th

The 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has a new commander. Col. Scovill Currin accepted the reins Friday morning from Col. Eric Jenkins during a change of command ceremony at the base. We can expect good...

Less is better: Turning over voters' personal info to federal panel isn't a good idea

The federal commission on election integrity is having trouble getting many states to come across with the voter information it is seeking. President Donald Trump came up with the idea for the commission as a way to determine whether there...

New tankers: Seymour Johnson is preferred site for new Pegasus aircraft

The word that Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will likely receive a squadron of the Air Force's new KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft comes as mighty good news for Goldsboro and Wayne County. It's not a done deal yet -- other...

Overkill: News coverage is too focused on covering Trump all the time

To watch the news on television one would think that all that is happening in the world is related in one way or another to President Donald Trump and his family and staff. Aren't there still people dying around the...

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