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Too familiar: Instances of mistreatment raise discomfiting questions

Things are out of whack. A Starbucks manager calls the police on two black men who are sitting in the store waiting for a friend to join them before the order. The police arrest the men for trespassing. An elderly...

United against evil: Trump sends Syria -- and the world -- a clear message

We sincerely hope, with the steps taken against Syria and the Bashar Al-Assad regime in the wake of the recent chemical attacks, that a new era is being forged in the Trump presidency. And no, it has nothing to do...

Comey's turn: New book will fuel plenty of debate

Get ready. You are about to enter the all spin zone. The long-awaited, much-anticipated, and pre-publication denigrated book by fired FBI Director James Comey is due out next week, and all sides are preparing for battle. Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch...

Family first: Military reunions fill hearts with love, appreciation

There is the waiting, the planning, the signmaking. Finally the day comes. Getting the kids dressed, packing the car with the balloons, banners and posterboards. Then there is the waiting. The traffic heading to the base. Checking in, getting to...

Like? Facebook's CEO learns belatedly not everything is to be shared

We of the pre-internet era can recall going to the encyclopedia or phone book for information. We remember the obnoxious sound of dial-up Internet connections, logging on to AOL, having learned to use email, then instant messenger -- arguing with...

Four cheers: Quadruple honors for downtown suggest even more success ahead

Four -- count them -- four Main Street awards for the City of Goldsboro. How about them apples. The city's investments in the beautification and renovation of downtown spaces are paying dividends in both recognition and accolades. Hopefully soon that...

Love lost: Trust offers path to peace

Many of the elders who spoke at Tuesday's march for justice regarding the unsolved murders in the city spanning as far back as 1995 put the onus on themselves more so than the police department. It was mostly the mothers...

Healing: Forgiveness and understanding have the power to transform

We recently had the chance to read the book "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas." It is the story of the man featured on today's front page --  Raissuddin Bhuiyan, or Rais for short. Rais was shot in...

Justice, not blame: A solution to this epidemic requires shared perspectives

You do this job long enough, it starts to come home with you. You get to know the people you report on. You try, near as you can, to put yourself in the person's shoes and see things from your...

Fleet of feet: Cures for the Colors welcomes everyone to step up to the challenge

It could be fun. Running is seldom a good idea unless someone -- or something -- is chasing you. OK, that's rotten advice. Running is great exercise and can do wonders for a person's mental health, maybe due to the...

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